Vortex Liquid Color

4445 Gateway Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
phone: 920.451.9925
fax: 920.451.9926
email: info@vortexcolor.com


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The Back and Seat of these chairs are colored with VLC Series 10 Black Liquid Color for polypropylene (see 'Cost Profile' below). The Arms are colored with VLC Series 70 Liquid Color for Nylon 6 along with an antioxidant stabilization package
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Vortex Liquid Color provides liquid color concentrates for many of the Engineering and Commodity polymers that are used in the market today. Our liquid colorant systems are not just compatible with the base polymer, but frequently improve the process and/or performance properties of the plastic part.

The VLC Series products have been formulated to deliver high pigment loadings at low letdown ratios, which allow the end user to produce more uniform and consistent parts. We achieve these results by custom designing each liquid colorant system to your polymer and process, leading to significantly lower overall cost. The VLC Series line can also be custom formulated to meet "Toxic in Packaging Laws" (formerly "CONEG"), FDA, NSF, and RoHS compliance requirements.

The following VLC Series products are available for these polymers:

Pet Care products molded with VLC Series 10 Liquid Color
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Series 10 Polypropylene (PP)
Series 20 High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Series 21 Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Series 22 Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Series 25 Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene
Series 30 Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (RPVC)
Series 40 Polystyrene (PS)
Series 50 Polycarbonate (PC)
Series 55 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
Series 58 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Series 60 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Series 62 Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA)
Series 70 Polyamide 6 (PA6 or Nylon 6)
Series 71 Polyamide 66 (PA6,6 or Nylon 6,6)

TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomers

Series 10 Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPE-O or TPO)
Series 80 Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPE-U or TPU)
Series 81 Thermoplastic Vulcanisates (TPE-V or TPV)



Most commercially available polymers contain sufficient amounts of a stabilization package to protect them, but there are cases where additional protection maybe required. If you're trying to improve durability, processing at a higher temperature, or reprocessing the polymer, we can incorporate the correct stabilization package into our liquid colorants to meet your needs.

Ultraviolet Light Stabilizers

Humidifier Cover made with VLC Series 40 Liquid Color for High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) modified with an antioxidant stabilization package and a Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS)
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Stabilization of the polymer is critical if your plastic part is going to be exposed to sunlight, and there are two types of UV Light Stabilizers available to protect the polymer:

Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) are extremely efficient stabilizers that do not absorb UV radiation, but act to inhibit degradation of the polymer, thus extending its durability. Significant levels of stabilization are achieved at relatively low concentrations.

UV Absorbers (UVA) have the property to convert the energy absorbed from UV light into heat, this heat then dissipates through the substrate. UV absorbers will remain active during the life-time of the plastic part.

Ultraviolet Light Stabilizers can also be incorporated into our liquid colorants to meet your requirements.

Vortex Liquid Color currently supplies liquid colorants to the following industries by way of these processes:

Closures made with VLC Series 10 Liquid Color for polypropylene formulated to be FDA Compliant
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Industries Processes
  • Appliances
  • Business Equipment
  • Caps & Closures
  • Farm & Construction Equipment
  • Housewares
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Medical Appliances and Equipment
  • Medical Supplies
  • Office Products
  • Packaging
  • Pet Care Products
  • Tools & Accessories
  • Sporting / Recreational Goods
  • Injection Molding
  • Two Shot Injection
  • Extrustion
  • Profile
  • Blow Molding

Cost Profile

Desk Top using our VLC Series 60 Liquid Color for ABS with an antioxidant stabilization package
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Black Concentrate Black Liquid Colorant
Price per pound:$0.96
Cost per pound:$0.0192
Price per pound:$2.38*
Cost per pound:$0.0084

Our Black Liquid Colorant is designed to deliver an opaque color at a wall thickness of 0.060 of an inch at a letdown of 0.40% by weight, for savings up to 56% versus most general industrial black color concentrates.

Concentrate at 2% Letdown Liquid at 1% Letdown

* All prices FOB Sheboygan, WI

Vortex Liquid Color also offers the following cost effective solutions for managing your inventories:

  • Blanket-Order Program - Estimate your needs for ninety-days, issue a blanket order to us for that amount and we will base pricing on that order. We will then hold this inventory in our warehouse, allowing you to release and pay for it as you need it over that 90 day period.

The Back and Seat are examples of VLC Series 60 Liquid Color for ABS with an antioxidant stabilization packagee
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All of the colorants produced by Vortex Liquid Color are:

  • 100% solid dispersions
  • Heavy metal free
  • VOC free