Generally, you can clean most plastic products with average detergents and rinse with distilled water. That alone will take care of mist stains and dirt that accumulates on plastic products. But that doesn’t always prove to be successful. So here are some tips that we are sure you will find helpful in keeping your household plastic products clean.
Shinny Plastics – White Vinegar and Water Formula
Plastics can be kept clean just by wiping the area clean by scrubbing the area with a clean cotton cloth. Mix equal parts vinegar with water and spray generously over the area, and then wipe it clean. Repeat the process as many times as necessary and that will be all you need to keep most of your plastic products clean. Also you may notice that shinny plastics are easier to maintain because manufacturers use special Plastic Masterbatches so it shines with just a few wipes.
Hard Resins – Soda and Warm Water
Hard resins that are used for outdoor purposes need some more effort on your part. Mild abrasives such as baking soda are best for hard resins. The mild abrasive acts on stains but keeps plastics safe. If you feel you need to add another layer of protection to the product after cleaning then you can apply a layer of automotive wax which is all you will ever need to keep your plastics nice and shiny.
For the absolutely dirty pieces of plastic products you have at home, you may need a little extra to dislodge dirt and stains. Remember though that bleach is very strong in nature and if used in heavy concentrations it can very well cause discoloration. Use bleach with care and you will have even the dirtiest piece of plastic product shining like new.
What are masterbatches? Masterbatches are typically additional compounds that are largely used to add strength to polymers. They offer an easy and convenient way to add color and/or performance enhancing additives to natural or base polymers on their own plant. This method of using masterbatches is known to be cost effective and technically sound including reduced stock holding of compounded material, reduction in cleaning costs, optimum dispersion and hence reliable color and performance properties in the finished product. There are several advantages of using masterbatches such as:
Low stock holding compared with pre-compounded materials
Optimum dispersion of pigments/additives
Dust free, no health and safety risks in comparison to undispersed fine powder pigments or additives
Elimination of ‘trial and error’ development or formulation work, as this done by the masterbatch supplier who takes responsibility for color and consistency
Reduction in purging/cleaning costs
To cater to the rising demand for plastic products, Masterbatch Manufacturers in India have been producing high quality masterbatches for further usage. A masterbatch is typically a solid concentrate of color and/or performance improving additives such as anti-static, UV stabilizer, metal deactivator, added to a base polymer to feature these attributes. It is generally supplied in granular form, either as pellets similar in size to most polymers or as miniature pellets, known as micro granules. Alternatively, masterbatch can be delivered in ‘rough cut’ form – a mixture of small shreds and chunks.
When it comes to plastic manufacturing, there are lots of processes undergo before the final product comes out. Along with, there are various materials being used during the manufacturing as each of them plays a crucial role in determining the final quality of the product. One such material is masterbatch. Polythene is typically natural in color Masterbatches are used to add colour to it.
Different kinds of Masterbatches are used to give the polythene its opacity of colour. For a hint of colour, 1-2% is found to be sufficient. For dark colour, the masterbatch percentage varies between 6-12%. It is important to note that there are certain colours that have good opacity properties e.g., white cannot be opaque so co-ex needs to be made with a colored inner layer.
Besides coloring, there are many other advantage of Additive Masterbatches. They result in increasing effectiveness against Fungi, Yeast, Algae and Bacteria. In addition, they also deliver more strength to plastic. Other properties are scratch resistance, strength enhancer, and brightener etc. The only thing one needs to take care of is to choose a reliable supplier of Masterbatches. A thorough research is much needed for this job and today internet opens up many possibilities for further research that would actually help in finding the best supplier.