Canadian Plastics

Color Masterbatches Get Carts to Market More Quickly

The familiar wire shopping cart is being challenged by bright, colorful plastic carts that often bear a company's signature colors or logos. Rondi Industries of Montreal has developed a new plastic ca...

July 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



The familiar wire shopping cart is being challenged by bright, colorful plastic carts that often bear a company’s signature colors or logos. Rondi Industries of Montreal has developed a new plastic cart under the Technibilt/Cari-All name that delivers both improved performance and attention-getting color.

Clariant Masterbatches worked with Rondi during the design phase and introduction of the cart to get both color and production quality up to speed. “All the colors for the parts of the cart had to match exactly,” explains Yann Turbiano, general manager of Rondi. “Clariant worked with us across resins to achieve superb results. They also helped us troubleshoot processing problems and warping that we experienced when we first molded the large basket.”

The Rondi cart uses a frame molded from glass-filled nylon 6 to withstand both hot and cold temperatures, impact and harsh environments. The basket, gate, and lower tray are made of HDPE.

“We worked with Clariant to develop five standard colors, and then they created Remafin (for olefins) and Renol (for engineering resins) masterbatches as needed.”

“Clariant works with us to match new colors and get them into production within days. This is very important to our customers, and is helping to set new standards for order and delivery times within our industry,” adds Trubiano.

Clariant Masterbatches 800-265-3773


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