The new colour, functional and combination masterbatches for POM developed by Tosaf Color Service have been specifically formulated in order to help manufacturers, especially those in the automotive industry, more easily comply with the emission specifications applying to the use of these materials. The masterbatches are suitable for all POM grades.
Tests carried out at an independent institute show the efficiency of the new formulations based on the example of a conventional, low-emission POM grade, to which a combination masterbatch was added. By switching from the conventional masterbatch to one with optimised colour pigment and carrier material, the emission of formaldehyde was reduced from an inadmissible 8.8 ppm to below 6 ppm.
The carrier material used is an easy-flowing, low-emission POM grade from a leading global manufacturer.
The portfolio of low-emission POM masterbatches offered by Tosaf Color Service ranges from grades in standard and customised colours through functional versions, e.g. with lubricants, UV or heat stabilisers, to combination grades with or without a colour component. Typical applications beyond automotive interior/exterior parts and conveyor technology include components for office and entertainment electronics, as well as white goods including small and large kitchen devices.