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We will be showcasing innovative masterbatch solutions for the colouring, stabilisation and functionalisation of thermoplastics at FAKUMA 2023. The presentation will focus in particular on the expansion of products for the various circular economies of polymers.

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Sustainable products and packaging (made of recycled plastic, for example) are becoming more and more important to consumers. This was confirmed, for instance, by a study published in 2022 by the Norwegian inspection, certification and consultancy company DNV.

Colouring Recyclates

White is the colour most often used for packaging and accessories from the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. This is no coincidence, as the colour white is considered pure, aesthetic and is said to promote healing.


Our Lifocolor site in Poland was listed in the Business Gazelles 2021 ranking. This has been published by the business newspaper Puls Biznesu since 2000. The list includes transparent and dynamically developing small and medium-sized companies in Poland. In this year's edition of the ranking, 4490 companies from all over Poland were classified.

Lifocolor Farbplast in Poland awarded as Business Gazelle 2021

The current and still to be expected effects of the COVID-19 crisis affect companies, supply chains and the economic system in general with major challenges. As a responsible company, Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co KG has implemented extensive measures to protect its employees and business partners against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Covid-19 Measures at Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co KG

Options for colouring post-consumer recycled material in the packaging sector … Striking images of littered beaches and plastic bottles in rivers and lakes are putting a lot of pressure on the plastics industry. In the packaging sector especially, concepts for recycling plastics are experiencing increasing demand.

A colourless world of recycling?

It is now the fourteenth time that Forbes magazine and Dun & Bradstreet Poland has published a list of companies that have increased their value the fastest in the last three years. We are pleased to announce that Lifocolor Farbplast (Poland) has been awarded the Forbes Diamond 2022 title.

Lifocolor Farbplast awarded as "Forbes Diamond 2022"

The sortability of used plastics by polymer type and colour is still a challenge for the recycling process. Problems arise in particular with black plastics that are coloured with car- … bon black. NIR-detectable masterbatches, which Lifocolor offers for a variety of thermoplastics, provide a remedy.

NIR Schwarz

The medium-sized masterbatch manufacturer Lifocolor, headquartered in Lichtenfels/Germany, is consistently driving the growth and development of its group of companies. With the completion of the new building in Lichtenfels, an investment period of ten years will come to a temporary conclusion this year.

Business Progress of Lifocolor Group in Rapid Growth

In many companies and in today's professional life, long-term employment relationships are becoming increasingly rare. Fortunately, this is different in the Lifocolor Group, where we may celebrate an astonishing number of work anniversaries every year. At the German sites of Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co.


On our "Colour Road Journey" we discover the trend colours 2021. New in December: Pine Green … Pine Green embodies the spirit of that scent, clearing the mind with the fresh scent of pine, and off ering a key color in nature’s palette.

Trend Colour December: Pine Green

On our "Colour Road Journey" we discover the trend colours 2021. New in October: Lemongrass. A soft greenish yellow, designed to entice and stir the senses, Lemongrass calls to mind the flavor and scent of the lemongrass leaves. Used in cooking, as well as medicinal purposes, lemongrass is attributed as an ingredient of health and confidence.

Trend Colour October: Lemongrass

Lifocolor sarl, manufacturer of colour masterbatches and additives for the plastics industry and French subsidiary of the German Lifocolor Group with headquarters in Lichtenfels, relocated its headquarters from Bellignat to the newly built plant in Izernore in autumn 2019.

New Lifocolor plant in Izernore successfully in operation

With Lifoslip D 20/112 PP, Lifocolor Farben offers a newly developed anti-scratch additive in its lubricant range. It not only strengthens the scratch resistance of the polymer, but additionally prevents the build-up of a white film that can form after using standard anti-scratch additives and which is especially noticeable on dark surfaces.


On our "Colour Road Journey", we discover the trend colours 2021. New in August: Ocean Breeze. Whether on land, or on the open sea, the caress of sea air is refreshing and infused with delight.

Trendfarbe August Ocean Breeze

On our "Colour Road Journey", we discover the trend colours 2021. Grey is the unique scent of stimulating cities and polished metal, and comes across as rened and bold, yet classic. It may also be the cool grey of a honed stone, marked and shaped by nature.

Trend Colour in June

On our "Colour Road Journey", we discover the trend colours 2021. A scent wafts through the air, suggesting a freshness not present before. It is slightly intoxicating, sensual, breezy and clean. What is this scented moment that can also mentally convey a colour? It belongs to lavender, and its colour is Lavender. Background:

Trend Colour April: Lavender

On our "Colour Road Journey", we discover the trend colours 2021. Scent, it is said, holds a lifelong memory. A specific aroma can evoke your mother’s perfume,food from a holiday, or your grandfather’s pipe. Scent washes over you and helps your eminisce about special people, locations and events.

Trend Colour February: Wild Rose

Dr. Martin Fabian, managing director at Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co. KG, began his speech by quoting the legendary football coach Sepp Herberger "After the game is before the game", explaining what this means for Lifocolor: no matter what challenge has been mastered or what goal has been achieved, things will continue.

A successful year

As part of the modernisation and expansion programme for Lifocolor colours in Germany, work has begun on the Straufhain (Thuringia) site. A 2,500 m² warehouse and logistics building is being constructed adjacent to the existing building.

Expansions in Straufhain

Lichtenfels/Germany, July 18, 2019 - Thermoplastic masterbatch manufacturer, Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co. KG (96215 Lichtenfels, is investing EUR 20 million in the expansion of its parent plant in Lichtenfels. Ground was broken in July 2019 and the planned construction schedule is 18 months.

New production plant in Lichtenfels