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Colorant and Additive Technologies for Packaging

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, is the world's largest supplier of liquid color and additives for thermoplastic applications.

Units 7-15, Unity Grove,
Knowsley Business Park,
L34 9GT,
United Kingdom

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, is the world’s largest supplier of liquid color and additives for thermoplastic applications.

As leading innovators, ColorMatrix supplies advanced liquid colorants, additives and dosing systems that help to enhance product performance and aesthetics while promoting clean, highly productive and energy efficient processing.

For PET barrier performance

Amosorb™ active oxygen scavengers minimize O2 ingress through container walls, preserving the shelf life of the packaged product.

Triple A™ acetaldehyde (AA) reducers enable the control of AA in PET-bottled drinks, preserving both the taste and brand integrity. AA levels can be reduced by up to 80%.

The ColorMatrix portfolio includes colors and additives for PET packaging.
Specialty liquid colorant effects include pearlescents, metallics, transluscents, tints and opaques.
Oxygen and UV barrier solutions deliver product protection for improved shelf life.
Acetaldehyde scavengers help preserve the taste of PET packaged beverages.
Clarifiers and colorants enhance the aesthetics and processing of caps and closures.

Ultimate™ UV and speciality colorants provide tailored protection from UV and visible light. This helps preserve the taste, vitamin content, color and viscosity of the packaged product.

Slip agents

Eze™ slip agents reduce friction across moulding processes and support static charge dissipation, promoting faster production cycles and better part performance.

Infra-red absorption agents

Joule™ reheat agents improve the rate of heat up-take in preforms during the secondary blowing process, allowing for faster production cycles and energy savings.

Toners, brighteners and colorants

Optica™ optical toners and brighteners control yellowing of virgin and recycled resin.

ColorMatrix transparent, opaque and translucent colorants enable brand differentiation and protection of the packaged product.

Packaging markets supplied

Our packaging improvement technologies are used by many of the world’s major plastic container producers in the following markets:

  • Mineral water: AA scavengers and colorants ensure the highest levels of purity, extended shelf life and maximum product integrity
  • Carbonated soft drinks: consistent and accurate colors create effective brand presence and optimised production process efficiencies
  • Juices, nectars and teas: oxygen scavenging and UV technologies maintain vitamin content and maximize product shelf life. Colorants and additives ensure aesthetic quality and brand consistency
  • Beer and wine: amber and green UV and light barrier colorants provide optimal colour dispersion and processing efficiency. Barrier technologies reduce O2 ingress and maintain CO2 levels in mono-layer PET bottles for beer and malt-based drinks
  • Dairy: high opacity white colorants and specialty transparent color technologies provide an effective barrier against UV and visible light improving bottle aesthetics and extending product shelf life
  • Household: colorants, clarifiers and UV absorbers provide product protection and improve packaging aesthetics, whilst processing aids ensure a more productive and environmentally favourable manufacturing process

About ColorMatrix

ColorMatrix’s portfolio of products covers a wide range of solutions designed to improve thermoplastic processing and deliver added value for customers in the packaging, injection molding and vinyl extrusion industries. With worldwide R&D, production and commercial facilities, ColorMatrix supplies its customers with consistent formulations and dosing systems, backed up by global technical and regulatory support services. Visit

ColorMatrix Technology Enables Energy Savings for China’s PET Packaging Converters

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, today announced that its patented Joule™ RHB liquid infra-red absorption technology is now approved for use in PET beverage packaging in China. Adding this technology to bottle preforms enables improved recyclability and reduces energy consumption by up to 30% compared with reheat-free PET resin for substantial production cost savings.

11 March 2014

PolyOne Introduces Efficiency-Boosting ColorMatrix Excelite™ Liquid Foaming Agents

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, is unveiling new grades of Excelite™ liquid foaming solutions for extruded vinyl construction applications at K 2013 (Hall 8a / Stand J13) this week. These solutions can help customers reduce density and total systems cost, without compromising mechanical properties or surface aesthetics, to differentiate their offering and increase market share.

16 October 2013

ColorMatrix Launches Amosorb™ Plus for PET Packaging

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, today launched Amosorb™ Plus, a high-performance oxygen scavenging solution for PET packaging. Amosorb Plus offers enhanced container clarity to help customers achieve aesthetic and recyclability goals.

20 May 2013

ColorMatrix Unveils Global Technology Centre for World-Class R&D

ColorMatrix, a leading innovator in liquid colorants and additives for plastic applications, has expanded its international facilities with the opening of a new state-of-the-art Global Technology Centre. The million pound investment will allow the company to enhance its cutting-edge capabilities

25 July 2011

ColorMatrix Completes Acquisition of Gayson Silicone Dispersions

ColorMatrix Corporation ('ColorMatrix'), the leading global innovator in advanced performance additive, colorant and dosing technologies for the thermoplastic industry, has announced its acquisition of Gayson Silicone Dispersions ('Gayson' or 'GSDI'), based in Barberton, Ohio. The move supports C

26 April 2011

ColorMatrix Demonstrates High-Performance, Sustainable Technologies at K 2010

The ColorMatrix Group will be showcasing its comprehensive range of liquid colorant and additive technologies, as well as fluoropolymer colour concentrates and compounds, at this year's K show, which will be held 27 October – 3 November in Düsseldorf, Germany. Visitors can learn more about t

13 September 2010

ColorMatrix Europe

Unity Grove
Knowsley Business Park
L34 9GT
United Kingdom

ColorMatrix Corporation Headquarters

680 North Rocky River Drive
Berea, Ohio 44017-1628
United States of America

ColorMatrix North America

Production Plant
7204 Burns Street
Richland Hills
United States of America

ColorMatrix Asia Ltd

Room 605, 6/F, Star House
3 Salisbury Road, TST
Hong Kong

ColorMatrix Plastic Colorant Co. Ltd.

Production Plant
Building No.13 (Eastern Part)
Suzhou New District
855 ZhuJiang Road
215219 Suzhou


Units 7-15, Unity Grove
Knowsley Business Park
L34 9GT
United Kingdom

ColorMatrix Argentina S.A.

Venezuela 3835 (B1667HLC)
Buenos Aires

ColorMatrix do Brasil Ltda

Production Plant
Av. Francisco Nakasato 1700
13295-000 Itupeva, SP

ColorMatrix do Brasil Ltda

Rua Arizona
1366 - Conj. 52
Sao-Paulo, SP

ColorMatrix Colombia

Carrera 11
No. 81-26


Hastelweg 269-273
5652 cv Eindhoven

ColorMatrix Russia LLC

Russian Federation
Moscow Region
Leningradskaya Ul
Estate 39

    Telephone Number

    Fax Number

    Email Address

ColorMatrix Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Santa Ana. 36 Lote 2
Parque Industrial Lerma
C.P. 52000
Lerma, Mexico

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