Colourpol Ltd.

Wetheral Close, WN2 4HS Manchester
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1942 254006
Fax +44 1942 254008


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K 2016 hall map (Hall 5): stand A28

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.037  Masterbatches

Our products

Product category: Masterbatches

Colour Masterbatch Products

Mono Pigment

A single organic or inorganic colourant pre-dispersed into one of the Astropol Product formats. We can be guided by you if you have a specific pigment in mind or we'll give you the advice.

Colour Specific

Formulated to the customer's specification, working to tight tolerances and using modern spectrophotometers. You give us the target colour and the application requirements and we'll match the colour in one of our product formats.

Special Effect

Why not bring the colour alive by combining effect pigments in one of our product formats. We can achieve a glittery sparkle, silky luster or a pearl effect. What about a colour graduation? See the colour change depending on the angle of observation!

Heat Reflective

Keep your product cool in the sun by combining Infra-red reflective pigments in one of the Astropol Product formats! Lower temperatures mean; less Polymer & Thermal degradation; Reduced thermal expansion; Cooler to touch. In a building product application, less heat transfer into buildings

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Product category: Masterbatches

Toner Masterbatch Products

Astropol Toner Masterbatch Products

These products are mainly used for colour control (adjustment of existing colours) in virgin and regrind applications. Astropol toners are available in all Astropol product formats.

Astrobatch and Astromicro (pellet) toners are dosed into virgin and regrind PVC to:

1. Maintain colour tolerances and shift colour requirements online.

2. Mask the natural degradation of PVC, boosting colour stability and performance.

Astroblend (powder) masterbatch

is added to the PVC dry blend, either directly to the mixer or via the stabiliser one pack. Post production and post consumer PVC dosed with Astropol toners can assist producers to achieve their environmental recycling commitment to sustainability.

Sustainable masterbatch Products

In the case of regrind/pulver, these toners can be used in conjunction to boost the colour and improve aesthetics supporting the industries commitment to sustainability in the use of post production and post consumer waste.

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Product category: Masterbatches

Additive Masterbatch Products

Astropol Additive Masterbatch Products

Astropol can create various additive masterbatch product samples including...

Blowing Agents

Formulated to the customer spec, both exothermic and endothermic chemistries can be combined in any of Astropol's masterbatch formats.

Antimicrobals, Antistats and Flame Retardants

These additives can be combined with any of Astropol's masterbatch formats to suit the end customer requirements.

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About us

Company details

Plastics Industry Colourist

Formed in 2015 Colourpol is a new venture formed by Astropol Ltd, an independent, privately owned business with a proven track record in the field of PVC colour masterbatch production. Over 20 years Astropol Ltd has become a recognised brand leader and expert in the field of PVC and sister company Colourpol has been formed to develop new business opportunities by offering colour masterbatches for an extended range of polymers including Polyolefins, Polyesters, Styrenics and other engineering polymers.

This is an exciting time for a well organised and experienced colourist from the plastics industry to join our existing team.

The Colourist role is a new opportunity within the business and the successful candidate will be responsible for various aspects of laboratory and technical work;

Developing formulations to meet the specific requirements of the customer

Managing daily colour matching, product development and quality control. Using visual judgement and instrumental colour measurement for QC decisions. Interpretation of L*a*b* coordinates and spectral data as part of colour match development.

Providing support to the production department by testing for colour, moisture, bulk density or other criteria as appropriate

New product development / colour matching to meet customer colour and technical specifications within commercial requirements Producing samples for customer approval

Carrying out production trials on new products to establish correct processing parameters and maximise output

Maintaining accurate records and inputting all data onto computerised systems

Advising on corrective action if a product is found to be out of specification. Overseeing such action to ensure product is brought within specification with minimum disruption to production.

Ensuring that any quarantine or reject materials are segregated for reuse, labelled and paperwork raised with corrective actions identified.

Authorising scale up, alternatives and rework on batch sheets as appropriate.

Communicating and managing formulations and any process conditions to the laboratory, production team and administrative functions. Maintaining accurate customer files containing all relevant trial information and reports.

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience in the plastics industry and have the ability to work flexibly in a demanding customer focused environment.

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