Plastics Color Corp. plans to open new clean compounding facility in Sun Valley, California, to meet growing customer demand from food packaging, medical device and supply, pharmaceutical industries

CALUMET CITY, Illinois , May 10, 2010 (press release) – Plastics Color Corporation (PCC), a leader in the production of color concentrates and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, announced plans today to open a new clean compounding facility in Sun Valley, California. The plant is designed to handle PCC's growing customer demand from the food packaging, medical device and supply, and pharmaceutical industries.

Plastics Color Corporation (PCC), a leading supplier of color concentrates and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, today announced plans to open a fourth plant. The new plant, to be located in the Southern California community of Sun Valley, will be modeled after Plastics Colors’ successful “Plant Within a Plant” concept of segregated clean compounding, currently operating at Plastics Color’s Asheboro, North Carolina campus. Plastics Color also operates plants in Calumet City, Ill. and Nanjing, China.

“The Plant Within a Plant concept, developed by PCC last year, is a separate, self contained operation that allows us to apply and evaluate the most advanced manufacturing techniques, including just-in-time production, under actual conditions,” said PCC President Doug Borgsdorf. “It relies on minimal human intervention to ensure the least chance of material contamination.”

The new PCC plant, scheduled to open this fall, is being built from the ground up specifically to handle increased business from food processing, medical device, medical packaging and pharmaceutical businesses. The 30,000 square-foot Sun Valley plant will initially employ 14 and will also warehouse PCC’s black and white products for quick delivery. “The current demand we have for clean compounding and our market research indicate that this type of production is where our major opportunities are,” said VP of Sales and Marketing Joe Byrne. “We want to be able to service our growing number of west coast customers with the same capabilities currently available from our Asheboro and Calumet City facilities.”

“We already own the building and have hired the people who will operate this facility,” said Borgsdorf, “so we’ll be able to get up and running quickly. We have ordered two twin-screw extruders and the ancillary machinery and our personnel are training in Asheboro. With the addition of our California plant we hope to become the industry’s leading clean compounding company.” Borgsdorf expects the plant to open this fall.

About Plastics Color Corporation: Plastics Color Corporation sets the standard for providing color concentrates and color additive masterbatches to the plastics industry. Headquartered in Calumet City, Illinois, the global provider of colorants for plastics meets the specific needs of manufacturers in a broad array of manufacturing markets, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices to sporting goods. PCC supports a wide variety of processes, materials and additive packages, including polymer additives, plastic color pigments and thermoplastic compounds.

Partnering with customers to meet specific challenges — whether it’s working with a color modifier or a blowing agent — sets PCC apart from commodity vendors. With more than 40 years of experience, PCC, an ISO 9001:2000 registered corporation, also prides itself on its “Pyramid of Partnership,” which draws together vendors, customers and associates to share the latest information and technology while continually improving as a global team. PCC operates fully equipped laboratories in Illinois and North Carolina, as well as a plant in Nanjing, China, as part of its commitment to the customer. It supports R&D efforts that help customers remain at the forefront of the “plastics evolution.” For more information contact Plastics Color at 800-922-9936 or www.plasticscolor.com.

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