Gala Custom Solutions

MicroPellet Technology

A micropellet is typically around 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm diameter compared to an industry standard pellet size of around 3 mm.

Micropellets are often used in rotational molding processes, where the major advantage over powder is the elimination of the 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.

  • Better flow
  • Virtually dust-free
  • Potentially faster cook times
  • Reduced cook temperatures
  • Better color distribution