“Macrolex has now established itself as a global standard for quality in the dye industry,” says plant manager Axel Lache.
The dyes are manufactured in the batch process, with the products being produced in individual batches one after another. “Nonetheless, we can manufacture up to 25 products at a time in our plant,” says Lache. This means that switching products entails significant outlay and effort. “It can take up to a week to clean and adapt the facility sufficiently so that we can be certain there will be no contaminants in the product,” explains production manager Michael Raab. “Our employees need a lot of experience for this. In extreme cases, it takes just 0.01 percent of blue in a batch of yellow to cause all that material to fall below the required standard, making it unsellable. The loss incurred can be equivalent to the value of a detached house.” High product quality is therefore vital. This quality includes both precise compliance with the color tone and an even color intensity, in other words, the amount of dye required to color a specific number of parts.
“We deliver our dyes and pigments to more than 800 customers worldwide,” says plant manager Lache. “And we use strictly defined recipes that must always lead to the same color outcome. In addition, a long service life is also part of the quality we promise. If you lay a 20-year-old red toy brick next to a new one, you will not see any difference in the color,” promises Lache.
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