Red Macrolex Granules

MACROLEX®
SOLVENT DYES


Solvent dyes for engineering plastics


As early as the 1960s, Macrolex® dyes were developed for the special needs of plastics coloration. Process conditions for engineering plastics such as polystyrene, ABS, PC, PMMA, PA, and others are quite severe. The Macrolex® product range includes dyestuffs that are classified as disperse or solvent dyes. 

Macrolex® dyes are soluble in organic solvents, e.g., aromatics, esters, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. They are insoluble in water and dilute aqueous solutions of acetic acid or alcohol. Not being soluble in water and alcohol is important for use in consumer goods, food packaging, and children´s toys made of colored plastics, because the dye cannot bleed into the respective media.

Macrolex® dyes are available as:

  • Granulates (Gran)
  • Fine gran (FG) or
  • Powder

Product range and properties

Macrolex® dyes are suitable for coloring amorphous thermoplastics such as: 

  • PS, EPS, SB*, SAN*, ABS, and their blends (*not block copolymers);
  • PMMA, PC, PPO, and their blends;
  • PVC-U, PET, (PBT);
  • (PA-6, PA-12), CA, CAB.

The Macrolex® range contains soluble dyes with

  • High heat stability;
  • Good lightfastness and weather resistance;
  • High color strength;
  • Outstanding brilliance;
  • High purity, safe to use for food and toys.

Regulatory compliance

Macrolex® dyes meet the strict purity requirements of many fields of application. 

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