BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announces an expanded range of universal masterbatch products for the coloring of a wide range of polymers with the launch of PLASBLAK® UN2015, PLASBLAK® UN2017 and PLASBLAK® UN2019 universal masterbatch products. Cabot’s portfolio now includes a new universal masterbatch product, PLASBLAK® UN2019, that is compliant with the purity requirements of the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plastics food contact regulations.*
Cabot’s product portfolio addresses two current market trends. First is the requirement for plastics to have a controlled, low level of impurities that ensures that they are suitable for food contact applications. Cabot offers four products that meet this requirement including PLASBLAK® UN2010, PLASBLAK® UN2015 and PLASBLAK® UN2017 black masterbatches which each complies with EU food contact regulations. In addition, the PLASBLAK® UN2019 black masterbatch also complies with U.S. FDA regulations. Second, the portfolio meets the market demand for increased use of recycled resins in non-food contact applications. Cabot offers three products meeting this market need including PLASBLAK® UN2014, PLASBLAK® UN2016 and PLASBLAK® UN6289 black masterbatches, which are cost-effective solutions that can be used when compliance with EU plastics food contact regulations is not required.
Cabot’s portfolio of universal masterbatch products promotes high jetness and tinting strength at low masterbatch addition rates. Furthermore, formulators can benefit from greater versatility and rationalize material management through the use of a single masterbatch for a wide range of polymer types including engineering plastic resins such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyamide (PA) and plyoxymethylene (POM).
“Converters of plastic materials now have the opportunity to choose from our expanded universal masterbatch portfolio that includes U.S. FDA and EU food contact compliant products,” said Sebastian Heitkamp, marketing manager for EMEA – Specialty Compounds. “These new products are a valuable addition to our broader portfolio and further secure Cabot’s position as the premier supplier of black masterbatch around the globe.”
To learn more about Cabot masterbatch products, visit cabotcorp.com/masterbatch.
*U.S. FDA 21 CFR 178.3297 and Regulation EU 10/2011
ABOUT CABOT CORPORATION
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, and aerogel. For more information on Cabot, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.cabotcorp.com.
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