At JV Colors, Inc., we take pride in our ability to custom compound nearly any specialty additives or fillers that our customers would need. We specialize in zero halogen and flame retardant plastic compounds, and we have become a leading producer of compounds that have highly developed chemical characteristics. Every order is manufactured on one of our specially designed production lines depending on polymer type, order size, and pellet cut configuration.

Compounding helps to provide better batch consistency, superior dispersion, even distribution of low level additives like UV or silicone, and the highest possible loadings of fillers and reinforcements. With our state of the art R&D laboratory and manufacturing equipment, we can fulfil all of your custom compounding needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help you!

 

JV Colors, Inc. manufactures a range of additive concentrates including antioxidants, slip agents, UV blockers, antimicrobials, and light diffused additives, to address the complex coloring demands of the plastic industry. The versatile nature of our additives make them suitable for use in polymer processing applications such as blow molding, injection molding, rotational molding, and extrusion. Based on your specific requirements, our team can custom formulate and prepare compound additive concentrates that enhance the stability, color, or other performance properties of virtually all types of base resins.

With an active color database of over 5000 shades and precise color matching with spectrophotometer we are industry leaders in Colors. JV Colors, Inc. is recognized by its customers as one of the leading lights when it comes to product safety and stringent regulatory requirements. Our color matching capabilities and equipment coupled with our knowledge of thermoplastic compounds and process makes your exacting color match requirements a reality. A dedicated plant and team of engineers works to ensure that any ingredient that may cause free radical formation or alter the smell or taste of the final product is eliminated from the formulations.

 

Thermoplastic compounds are a class of material whose base resin is of thermoplastic nature, formed by polymer chains interacting through intermolecular interactions (Van Der Waals forces) and generating a 3D structure, more or less entangled. Depending on the type and intensity of these interactions, the polymer can present amorphous and/or crystalline structures.  The spectrum of properties that this class of materials can present is definitely vast in terms of mechanical, thermal, electrical properties and transformation technology. Along with the base resin there are mineral fillers, fibres, modifiers and flame-retardants affording the specific requirements of each single application and stabilising additives to prevent the deterioration during the process and the final application of parts. The high throughput typical of thermoplastic compounds transformation processes often requires the employment of process aids such as plasticisers.

Thermoplastic materials are generally processed by injection moulding, blow moulding, film casting, extrusion and poltrusion. Thermoplastic compounds do not require a reticulation process and are generally supplied in granules that soften and get fluid upon heating. This characteristic allows recycling the material without damaging too much the physical properties.

The main properties of thermoplastic materials are:

  • Lightness
  • Outstanding resistance or flexibility depending on the application
  • Excellent finishing quality (surface, details, touch)
  • Outstanding formulation versatility
  • High or low thermal conductivity based on the formulation
  • High resistance of electrical conductivity by using insulating or conductive charges
  • Ease in colouring
  • Long life