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A&Wives for Poppers August 1994 says it can provide an accurate, affordable system for inspecting the colour of raw materials, controlling colour during production and performing final colour inspections, The Color-Eye 2145 is a compact benchtop s~c~ophotometer which features a state-of- the-art pulsed xenon light source to ensure accurate m~surement readings. The readings are repeatable time-after-time and from instrument-to-instrument. In addition, readings from the Color-Eye 2145 match readings taken from the Macbeth ColorChecker 545 portable spectrophoto- meter, providing greater system fle~ibili~. Uptiview works in a Microsoft windows environment and allows users to con~g~re data on-screen in both numerical and graphical formats for making instant measurement comparisons. Contact: Macbeth, Division of Kollmrgen (UK) Ltd, PacijTc Road, Altrinchm, Cheshire, WA14 5N, UK. Tel: +44-61-926- 9822. Fax: +44-61-926-983.X Catour meesu~ement Datacolor International has introduced the Dataf’lash 100 spectrophotometer, which is only 5.4kg (121b) in weight and measures 32 x 19 x 19cm (12,6 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches). It will sit comfortably in the smallest space of a laboratory bench, in the production plant, on a design department desk or a point-of-sale countertop. Measurement time takes only three seconds, and the unit’s long-life xenon light source is said to provide up to one million flashes. The user commands the unit to measure through its host computer keyboard, and can electronically select specular included or excluded, Double door sample port design gives the option for small and large colour samptes andt for previewing the exact site to be measured. Contact: P. Oberstrass, Datacolor International, Brandbachstrasse 10, CH- 8305, Dietlikon, Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: +41-1-835-3800. Fax +41-j-835-3820 or J. Jones, Raven Marketing, Britannia Buildings, Briggate, Elland, HXT 9DP, UK. Tel: +44- 422-311700. Fax: ~~-422-3~I~. Formation of C&w and Additive Compounders Unit The Society of the Plastics Industry has formed a Colour and Additive Compounders Unit (Co-Ad), which held its initial meeting at NPE ‘94, Chicago, USA, on Tuesday 7 June 1994. Cmtact: T%e~~~ie~ of the Pl~ti~s Irate Inc, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 4twI, W~hingt~~, DC 20WJJ USA. Tel: +I-202- 822-6700. COMPANY NEWS Ameriichem acquires Colourfast Plastics US colour and additive manufacturer Americhem has bought Colourfast Plastics (UK) for an undisclosed sum from the Cookson Group. Ohio-based Americhem says its sees considerable similarities between itself and its new UK subsidiary in terms of quality, speed of service and colouring expertise. intact: A~eriche~, 225 Bro~wa~ E, ~~~og~ Falls, OH 44221, USA. Tel: +I- 216-929-4213. Colormatrix in UK joint venture Colormatrix Corp has entered into a joint venture with a group of British plastics engineers. It will be located in Manchester and will serve the Europe~ plastics and packaging markets. Colormatrix produces 8 O1994 Elsevier Science Ltd

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A&Wives for Poppers August 1994

says it can provide an accurate, affordable system for inspecting the colour of raw materials, controlling colour during production and performing final colour inspections,

The Color-Eye 2145 is a compact benchtop s~c~ophotometer which features a state-of- the-art pulsed xenon light source to ensure accurate m~surement readings. The readings are repeatable time-after-time and from instrument-to-instrument. In addition, readings from the Color-Eye 2145 match readings taken from the Macbeth ColorChecker 545 portable spectrophoto- meter, providing greater system fle~ibili~.

Uptiview works in a Microsoft windows environment and allows users to con~g~re data on-screen in both numerical and graphical formats for making instant measurement comparisons. Contact: Macbeth, Division of Kollmrgen (UK) Ltd, PacijTc Road, Altrinchm, Cheshire, WA14 5N, UK. Tel: +44-61-926- 9822. Fax: +44-61-926-983.X

Catour meesu~ement

Datacolor International has introduced the Dataf’lash 100 spectrophotometer, which is only 5.4kg (121b) in weight and measures 32 x 19 x 19cm (12,6 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches). It will sit comfortably in the smallest space of a laboratory bench, in the production plant, on a design department desk or a point-of-sale countertop. Measurement time takes only three seconds, and the unit’s long-life xenon light source is said to provide up to one million flashes.

The user commands the unit to measure through its host computer keyboard, and can electronically select specular included or excluded, Double door sample port design gives the option for small and large colour samptes andt for previewing the exact site to be measured.

Contact: P. Oberstrass, Datacolor International, Brandbachstrasse 10, CH- 8305, Dietlikon, Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: +41-1-835-3800. Fax +41-j-835-3820 or J. Jones, Raven Marketing, Britannia Buildings, Briggate, Elland, HXT 9DP, UK. Tel: +44- 422-311700. Fax: ~~-422-3~I~.

Formation of C&w and Additive Compounders Unit

The Society of the Plastics Industry has formed a Colour and Additive Compounders Unit (Co-Ad), which held its initial meeting at NPE ‘94, Chicago, USA, on Tuesday 7 June 1994. Cmtact: T%e ~~~ie~ of the Pl~ti~s Irate Inc, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 4twI, W~hingt~~, DC 20WJJ USA. Tel: +I-202- 822-6700.

COMPANY NEWS

Ameriichem acquires Colourfast Plastics

US colour and additive manufacturer Americhem has bought Colourfast Plastics (UK) for an undisclosed sum from the Cookson Group. Ohio-based Americhem says its sees considerable similarities between itself and its new UK subsidiary in terms of quality, speed of service and colouring expertise. intact: A~eriche~, 225 Bro~wa~ E, ~~~og~ Falls, OH 44221, USA. Tel: +I- 216-929-4213.

Colormatrix in UK joint venture

Colormatrix Corp has entered into a joint venture with a group of British plastics engineers. It will be located in Manchester and will serve the Europe~ plastics and packaging markets. Colormatrix produces

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August 1994 Additives for Po~mers

colouring , metering and closed-container systems. Contact: Colormatrix Cot-p, 4133 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA. Tel: -I- I-216-391-3873. Fax: -I- l-21 6-391-6962.

Akros Chemicals opens facility in New Brunswick

Akros Chemicals America, a 50-50 joint venture of Harcros Chemicals in the UK and Akzo Nobel of The Netherlands, has announced the completion of a state-of-the-art laboratory at its New Brunswick site.

Akros Chemicals America is engaged in the manufac~re of a broad range of products for the ~ermoplastics industry; these include tin stabilizers and mixed metal soap stabilizers, polyester catalysts, biocides and coating additives. New developments will include the production of radiation curing chemicals, liquid-mixed metal soap stabilizers and organotin stabilizers for vinyl polymers. (It is expected that the New Brunswick site wili become fully accredited according to IS0 9002 in early 1995). Contacr: Akros chemicals, Lankro House, PO Box I, Eccles, Manchester, M30 OBH, UK. Tel: -I- 44-6.1- 789-7300. Fax: + 44-61- 788- 7886.

JM Huber acquires Microminerafs

The Solem Division of JM Huber has purchased the assets of Microminerals (Kennesaw, Georgia) a producer of dry ground ultrafine alumina trihydrate products. Contuct: Solem Division, JM Huber, 4940 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Not-cross, GA 30071, USA. Tel: +I-404-441-1301, Fax: + l-404-368-9908.

FMC Corporation in link with K & K-Greef in the UK

K & K-Greef Ltd is to distribute the fire retardant and plasticizer range of FMC Corp

in the UK with effect from 1 July 1994. Contact: FMC Corp (UK) Ltd, Tenax Road, Traflord Park, Manchester, MI 7 1 WT, UK Tel: +44-61-872-2323. Fax: +44-61-873- 7271.

AffiedSignaf in Europe

AlliedSignal Fibres European address is as follows: AlliedSignal Europe NV, Fibers Division, Haasrode Research Park, Granwmeer 1, B-3001 Heverlee (Leuven), Belgium. Tel: f 32-l 6-391233. Fax: + 32-16 400377.

~niroyaf fink with fstrochem in Sfova kia

Uniroyal Chemical Inc has announced that it has recently signed a letter of intent with Istrochem, in Slovakia to form a majority- owned joint venture for its rubber chemicals business. Istrochem manufactures CBS, a high performance rubber chemical accelerator. intact: Uniroyal Chemical Co Inc, Middlebu~, CT 06749, USA. Tel: -i-1-203- 573-3200/203-573-3441.

Colour matching systems

Silvergate Plastics in the LJK, a colour masterbatch manufacturer, is now able to offer customers samples of its own injection moulded components as a medium for new colours, instead of the more traditional colour plaques. Colour matching, using actual products as samples, allows Silvergate’s customers to judge, not just colour, but density of colour; and to see new ideas in colour for themselves,

In addition, the new colour matching system is a valuable aid to the company’s applications laborato~ because it provides an exact colour reference point for use when investigating any production moulding problems, says Silvergate.

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