A micropellet is typically around 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm diameter compared to an industry standard pellet size of around 3 mm.
Micropellets are often used in rotational molding processes, where the major advantage over powder is the elimination of the two-step compounding and grinding operations. Micropellets are a dust free alternative to powder, have a higher bulk density, and are more free flowing. In large part moldings, cycle times and/or temperatures may be reduced by using micropellets.
Masterbatch micropellets allow very accurate dosing at low rates, good dispersion and easy and efficient clean-up compared to powdered pigments. Additional applications for micropellets include clothing decoration, floor and sports surfaces, toner, insecticide, and more.BENEFITS:
- Better flow
- Potentially faster cycle times
- Reduced molding temperature
- Better color distribution