New cool Black Master batches for textile fibres beating heat
Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, announced the introduction of black master batches on January 22, 2014. It is specially formulated to reflect heat generating near infrared light rays, thus it keeps carpeting cooler
The new product will be traded under REMAFIN® Cool Black, the tailor made master batches are intended to replace more conventional products that use carbon black pigments. Polypropylene (PP) carpet yarns made with the new Cool Black master batches are ideal for carpeting used outdoors on decks or boats where the heat of the sun can make dark surfaces uncomfortable to walk on. The same technology can be applied also in textile applications such as apparel and upholstery and in resins other than PP, including polyester and nylon.
REMAFIN® Cool Black has been developed at the Clariant facility in Dalton, Georgia (USA), specialising in the production of master batches that go into fibre based end products such as carpets and various types of textiles. The plant houses an application development lab with a pilot scale fibre line and yarn samples can be produced in almost any colour and new formulations can be tested.
Clariant engineers compared how yarn made with conventional carbon black pigments performed against Cool Black formulations. Yarns made with Cool Black master batches remained about 10 ° C and about 20° F cooler than the control samples. Acceptable colour saturation was achieved at 7 % master batch loading, which was comparable to the loading used with carbon black master batch. More details are available to interested customers.
REMAFIN® Cool Black master batches developed in the USA are available globally through regional and local Clariant offices in more than 55 countries. Clariant Masterbatches business unit has outstanding knowledge about adding colour and functionality to synthetic fibres and can help create brilliant colourful solutions to carpets, clothing, automotive interiors, nonwovens and artificial turf. Additive master batches enhance durability, UV stability, flame retarding, anti-bacterial and many other performance properties.