About the company
3447 Dudelange, Luxembourg
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responsible consumption and production
A global masterbatch leader offering the broadest range of custom color, effects, black, white and specialty additive.
With 25 manufacturing sites located in 18 countries, Ampacet Corporation is a global masterbatch leader offering the broadest range of custom color, special effect, black, white and specialty additive masterbatches for flexible and rigid extrusion processes and applications. The company is committed to achieving sustained growth and profitability by designing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to enhance plastics’ visual appeal, functionality and performance beyond limits. Headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ampacet Corporation employs more than 2,000 people worldwide and operates technical and color development centers and manufacturing sites throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Type of investor
Assets under management (in euro)
Investment in maturity type
D - Small scale commercialization
E - Medium and large scale commercialization
Type of Funding rounds
Sector(s) we usually invest
South America, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Thailand,
New NIR sortable masterbatch range helping to reduce the carbon footprint by providing a second life to black packaging.
REC-NIR-Black range is a part of Ampacet's sustainable development program, which features new and innovative solutions that help to protect the environment. Each type of polymer has a near-infrared characteristic signature. Recovery facilities have automated their sorting system by using an optical sensors technology able to recognize specific wave lengths returned by the plastics product. A key limitation to NIR optical sorting is its inability to identify and separate plastics containing carbon black. Carbon black absorbs a significant part of the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum, preventing the reflection of infrared light back to the sensor and consequently blocking the recognition of the resin’s fingerprint by a NIR scan. While most black packaging cannot be sorted by recycling companies and can only be disposed of in a landfill or used for energy recovery, packaging using Ampacet’s NIR sortable masterbatch products can be scanned by near-infrared technology for automated sorting at recovery facilities. Our recent REC-NIR-Black masterbatch solutions are near-infrared (NIR) transparent to allow sorting with near-infrared optical sensors and recycling. This technology enables the reuse, repair and recycling of black packaging waste and allows recyclers to valorise this waste and support the circular economy.
Categories of application
Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Responsible consumption and production
Sector of application
Materials and chemistry, Circular economy of solid wastes