This latest edition of
Coloring of Plastics: Fundamentals offers an updated introduction to color as a science while also providing the foundation for many additional technological subjects. The basic families of colorants are described, along with their properties. The material examines how statistical analysis can improve the consistency of colored polymer production runs as well as the colorants used to match the color.
Other important topics covered in Coloring of Plastics: Fundamentals, Second Edition include:
Environmental issues and the reuse of discarded material
Potential problems with the interaction between colorants and other additives
Measurement information and matching, visually and instrumentally
Techniques for incorporating colorants into polymers as compounds or concentrates
Special effect colorants
Polymer and colorant manufacturers, plastics compounders, and coating and synthetic fiber industries will acquire an enhanced appreciation of the complex technological issues a colorist must consider if a plastics coloring project is to succeed.