Ampacet has introduced ColorMark™, masterbatch additive technology that enables processors to create permanent lettering and designs in intricate detail on dark plastic surfaces.
Compatible with PP, PS, ABS, PC, PA and other engineered resins used in injection molding, thermoforming and sheet applications, ColorMark provides high levels of contrast and shading and achieves superior precision on dark plastics that have been historically difficult to mark. ColorMark offers the ideal solution for adding permanent color logos, intricate designs, serial numbers, QR codes and bar codes for applications such as consumer electronics, automotive interiors, eyewear, housewares, appliances and accessories.
Ampacet’s unique technology reveals color in black and dark plastic surfaces exposed to laser light. The first of its kind product produces permanent and weather-resistant color marking in six popular colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Custom colors are also available.
Designed for thermal chemical surface reactions, ColorMark formulations are suited for fiber, YAG and vanadate lasers operating at a wavelength of 1060-1070 nm. Formulation chemistries and laser configurations can be customized for desired marking contrast and functionality. ColorMark is also available in FDA and NIR-sortable formulations.
For more information on the ColorMark, contact an Ampacet representative.