ColorFast® Engineering Resin System
LTL’s ColorFast product line is comprised of proprietary, specially engineered resin systems that are available in a wide range of transparent and opaque colors structured to produce reliable product performance for both OEMs and processors. ColorFast is intended to provide our customers with shorter lead times and more economical pricing than competitive materials. Presently the ColorFast Engineering Resin System consists of six resin groups that include more than 60 resin formulations, including compounds that incorporate LTL’s well recognized expertise in flame retardant technology, advanced UV stabilization, and polymer alloys. LTL’s ColorFast product line is continually expanding to help our customers meet their manufacturing needs.
The five current primary ColorFast resin groups are listed on the right.
ColorFast X-Series™ Extrusion Compounds
ColorFast X-Series compounds are high-performance resins for extruded sheet & profile applications, designed specifically for use in monolithic and multi-layer extrusion applications. Formulations are available in PMMA, ASA, ABS, and modified PA for use with a variety of polymer sheet and profile substrates including PMMA, ASA, ABS, HIPS, PP, TPO, PVC, and PA.
- Fully formulated, pre-colored resins for direct extrusion use
- Natural resins for clear-coat finish or for use with color concentrate
- Color concentrates for on-line coloring
- Durable, weatherable formulations
- High-gloss, low-haze finish
- Matte or satin finish
- Scratch / mar resistance enhancement
- Chemical resistance
- Viscosity matching for multi-layer extrusion
- Use thickness starting at 0.003"
ColorFast Polycarbonate (PC) ResinColorFast PC, one of the most versatile and widely used resins, offers the combined properties of transparency, toughness, and heat resistance. The ColorFast PC resins are available with a wide variety of additional options, including flame retardants (non-halogen and halogen), glass fiber, UV stabilizer, and mold release. Glass-reinforced grades offer high performance, creep resistance, excellent heat resistance, dimensional stability, and moldability. Additionally, these resins are available in a wide range of melt flows, heat resistance, and toughness.
ColorFast Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)ColorFast ABS is a well-known thermoplastic with many engineering applications. It offers a good balance of toughness, hardness, rigidity, and moldability. ColorFast ABS resins are available in flame-retardant, glass fiber, unfilled, and UV stabilized versions. These resins offer a wide processing range, cost effectiveness, and the exact properties needed for injection molding, extrusion, and structural foam applications.
ColorFast PC/ABS AlloysColorFast PC/ABS Alloys offer superior impact resistance, heat resistance, and excellent moldability. Our PC/ABS Alloy resins are available in non-halogenated, flame retardant versions which provide excellent flame retardancy while satisfying environmental concerns.
ColorFast Nylon SeriesColorFast Nylon Series, some of the most versatile plastic resins ever developed, are compounded to satisfy a wide range of applications. Nylon offers well-known characteristics such as chemical resistance, toughness, abrasion resistance, high strength-to-weight ratios, and recyclability. LTL’s nylon series currently includes nylon 6 and nylon 6,6 product versions available with or without glass fiber, impact modifier, or lubricant.
ColorFast Specialty Resins and AlloysColorFast Specialty Resins and Alloys are a growing family of plastics developed for more demanding applications. Our Specialty Resins and Alloys product line includes proprietary formulations of Acrylic (PMMA), Polystyrene (PS), Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO), Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT), Polysulfone (PSU), and other resin and alloy platforms for engineering applications.
ColorFast TPE ResinsColorFast TPE is a comprehensive line of flexible thermoplastic elastomers including TPO, SEBS, TPV, and TPU resins. Available in a wide range of durometers, colors, fillers, and other features. Also available in medical grades through the ColorRx product line.
ColorFast resins- Custom colored solutions engineered to meet your needs- Fast!
ColorFast® is a registered trademark of LTL Color Compounders, Inc.