Shepherd Color Featured in April Edition of Eco-Plastics in Packaging


Steven Pacitti investigates if carbon black-free alternatives are up to the job and if they support decarbonisation credentials

Decarbonisation – are carbon black-free alternatives up for the job? Steven Pacitti interviews industry experts, along with Shepherd Color’s own Mark Ryan, on these alternatives and how there is a significant hurdle to sorting carbon black and carbon black-free plastics. Download and read the article in the April 2023 edition of Eco-Plastics in Packaging.

Shepherd Color offers two pigments for coloring plastics while maintaining IR sorting capabilities, Black 10F925 and Black 10F951 (not 10F950 as noted in the article).  Learn more on these black pigments that are FDA approved for food contact and optimized for recyclability by clicking here.

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