Colorant and Additive Technologies for Packaging

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

Units 7-15, Unity Grove, Knowsley Business Park, Knowsley, L34 9GT,Merseyside, 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%.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

ColorMatrix Europe

Unity Grove

Knowsley Business Park


L34 9GT


United Kingdom

+44 151 632 8800 +44 151 548 3800
ColorMatrix Corporation Headquarters

680 North Rocky River Drive

Berea, Ohio 44017-1628


United States of America

+1 216 622 0100 +1 216 622 0502
ColorMatrix North America

Production Plant

7204 Burns Street


Richland Hills



United States of America

+1 817 595 2695 +1 817 595 2694
ColorMatrix Asia Ltd

Room 605, 6/F, Star House

3 Salisbury Road, TST



Hong Kong

+852 2369 6263 +852 2723 6787
ColorMatrix Plastic Colorant Co. Ltd.

Production Plant

Building No.13 (Eastern Part)

Suzhou New District

855 ZhuJiang Road

215219 Suzhou



+86 512 6690 033 +86 512 6690 0330

Units 7-15, Unity Grove

Knowsley Business Park


L34 9GT


United Kingdom

+44 151 632 88 00 +44 151 548 38 00
ColorMatrix Argentina S.A.

Venezuela 3835 (B1667HLC)


Buenos Aires



+54 3327 457 900 +54 3327 453 777
ColorMatrix do Brasil Ltda

Production Plant

Av. Francisco Nakasato 1700

13295-000 Itupeva, SP



+55 11 4591 0100 +55 11 4591 2510
ColorMatrix do Brasil Ltda

Rua Arizona

1366 - Conj. 52

Sao-Paulo, SP




+55 11 5502 9948 +55 11 5502 9951
ColorMatrix Colombia

Carrera 11

No. 81-26





+57 1 530 0390

Hastelweg 269-273

5652 cv Eindhoven



+31 40 291 6510 +31 40 291 6527
ColorMatrix Russia LLC

Russian Federation

Moscow Region

Leningradskaya Ul


Estate 39



ColorMatrix Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Santa Ana. 36 Lote 2

Parque Industrial Lerma

C.P. 52000

Lerma, Mexico



+52 728 285 35 87