Make no mistake, when you are buying any type of color concentrates, whether liquid, extruded or granulated what you are buying is pigment.In most cases this pigment is titanium dioxide.This 85% level of pigment loading cannot be achieved using any other technology. ISM’s Unique Granulated Technology(UGT)has the ability to achieve titanium dioxide loadings of 85%.This new proprietary technology was developed by ISM at the request of customers desiring higher pigment loadings and better weather resistance of their products. ISM’s unique process also offers much flexibility in our product line.We can produce products to fit individual customer needs regarding color, performance and pigment concentrations.
Cost of use comparisons must be made on an “apples to apples” basis.Customers must compare the amount of titanium dioxide they use in their compounds on a equal basis to get an true comparison of use costs.For example;if ISM Granules contain 83% titanium dioxide and liquid color contains only 68% you are buying nearly 20% more titanium dioxide.In addition the ISM Granules are certified to contain only treated titanium dioxide, not Hitox or fillers.
·Our P-Series line of products are certified to contain 85% minimum of a weather resistant grade of rutile titanium dioxide.Each lot is tested with results reported on COA
·Very high pigment loadings in ISM Granules allow customers to use nearly 20% less colorant than with other systems.
·No unwanted oils or petroleum distillates, that can affect impacts, are used in ISM Granules.We use only raw materials that are found in typical rigid PVC compounds already.
·Better color stability.Finished goods inventories look better longer even in tough exposure regions like Florida, Texas and Arizona.
·Color can be adjusted to meet individual customer requirements
·No fillers or Hitox pigments are used in P-Series product line, resulting in better initial color and superior color retention.
·Consistent color throughout the lots.Unlike liquid color where settling of the pigments can cause color variations in finished goods.
·No waste – 100% use rates as opposed to liquid systems where spills can occur and residual product is left in totes.
·No handling and returning of totes.Empty totes use valuable space.In addition there is a potential for handling accidents to occur with totes.ISM Granules can be swept up in case of a spill
·ISM Granules are packed in easy to use boxes that do not require returning of totes.
·Better color using ISM Granules.In the case of gray conduit a clean steel gray color is achieved.
·Our new E-Series of products offer the same high pigment loadings as the P-Series pigments but with better cost.