A filler masterbatch is a type of masterbatch used to modify the physical and chemical properties of plastic products. Its main purpose is to reduce the cost of production by replacing a portion of the main component with cheaper and inert fillers. This masterbatch is mainly composed of calcium carbonate, talc, and other inorganic fillers that are compatible with the base polymer. These masterbatches come in various compositions ranging from microns to millimetres and can be used in varying concentrations based on the desired properties of the end product. The carrier resin used in a filler masterbatch has to have good compatibility with the base polymer to ensure good dispersion of the filler during the production of the product.
Filler masterbatches are used for various production processes in the plastic industry. Some of its most important applications are:
Cost cutting – The addition of filler masterbatch can help in reducing the cost of production by replacing a portion of the more expensive polymer with cheaper ones.
Enhanced physical properties – The use of filler masterbatch can improve the physical properties of plastic products considerably. This can include stiffness, durability, chemical stability, impact resistance, etc.
Better finish – Filler masterbatches can be added to plastic products to improve the surface finish or give it a specific look depending on the desired end-product.
UV resistance – Filler masterbatch can be used to make the product more UV resistant, making it more durable and giving it a longer lifespan.
Flame resistance – Adding filler masterbatch can also improve the flame retardancy properties of plastic products, making them suitable for high-risk situations.
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