A micropellet is typically around 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm in diameter, compared to an industry standard pellet size of around 3 mm. Micropellet technologies are often used, for example, in rotational molding processes, where the major advantage over powder is the elimination of two-step compounding and grinding operations. Micropellets are virtually dust-free compared to powder. With micropellets being uniform in shape and having a tight distribution, cycle times and/or temperatures can be reduced by using micropellets. Masterbatch micropellets allow very accurate dosing at low rates, good dispersion, and easy and efficient clean-up compared to powdered pigments. Additional applications for micropellets include clothing decoration, floor and sports surface applications, toner, insecticide, and more for the underwater pelletizing system.
- Better flow
- Virtually dust-free
- Potentially faster cook times
- Reduced cook temperatures
- Better color distribution