Color Development

Facilitate the development of material recipes with targeted optical properties while assuring mechanical properties through Envalior' state-of-the-art patent protected Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology 

Coloring high performance materials while retaining mechanical properties for your application - powered by Artificial Intelligence

  • Predict color and mechanical properties of polymer compounds upon addition of color ingredients.
  • Provide insight into the color envelope that can be produced.
  • Prescribe color ingredients to add to a polymer compound to meet targeted properties.

For many commercial plastic grades and applications, masterbatches are used from color suppliers. However, this is complicated in instances where materials have high temperature and high shear processing conditions, as is the case for high performance polymer materials. Some colorants might not be stable, and the mechanical properties can be affected when inorganic colorants are required.

That is where the service of our experienced material and color specialists makes the difference. Our team is supported by Lucidiris™, our color and mechanical properties prediction tool powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). It enables to reduce the number of development iterations required and subsequently time-to-market of new colored high-performance materials. 

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LucidirisTM is based on our historical recipe-property data, our know-how and expertise, a unique color and mechanical properties prediction tool powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Besides predicting color and mechanical properties, it can predict the envelope of potential color space within critical mechanical properties and prescribe recipes for targeted color properties. Lucidiris™ has been developed for several high-performance material grades and will  be extended to other material grades, including recycled-based and repurposed materials. 

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