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Matrix Polymers Polska is a sister company to Matrix Polymers.
MPP was established in 2005 in Kolo, Central Poland and provides manufacturing, grinding, blending, compounding of natural, black and coloured powders and warehousing facilities to the rotomoulding industry.
The operation is supported by state of the art technical facilities. Our development laboratory has full in-house colour matching using a datacolour colour system and spectrophotometer, two laboratory extruders and a shuttle rotational moulding machine.
On the production side we have installed an additional large 120mm production extruder with a capacity of 500kg per hour. The screw profile was specifically chosen to achieve a good dispersion of pigments and masterbatches and is ideal for quick colour runs. We have also commissioned an additional high output grinding system.
Paul Sands, our Operations Director, comments,
"The last couple of months have been an interesting time for Matrix Polymers. We have increased investment in manufacturing in response to growing demand and this will strengthen the service Matrix provides to it's customers in Poland and the Eastern and Central European countries."
Over the past years, the use of colours in rotomoulding has become an important aspect as colours add value, differentiate products and therefore sell. Colours and colouring techniques, however, can influence material performance. Dry-blending pigments with natural powder, for example, is still a widespread industry practice. This practice is widely adopted, despite the fact that the material performance could be detrimentally affected, because it is cheaper than colour compounding. We believe this is a false economy. The life expectancy of any rotomoulded article can drastically be affected by how colour is added to the polymer mix. For a long life-span colour compounding is the only option.
For over a decade we have gathered a huge amount of knowledge and experience on colouring rotomoulding materials and this expertise will now be transferred to our laboratory in Poland.