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Corporate Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs Manager

We’re happy to announce the appointment of Jennifer Presnell as Plastics Color Corporation’s Corporate Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs Manager. This new position allows us the opportunity to have dedicated corporate oversight on quality systems. Presnell began her career with Plastics Color in 1997 as a Quality Control Technician and advanced within the organization to managerial roles including Quality Control Supervisor and Corporate Lab Manager. She has managed the regulatory department, color development lab, and ISO throughout her career at Plastics Color. Plastics Color bel

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BPA Use in Food Contact Apps

Over the past few years there has been ongoing debate about the use of BPA, a structural component in polycarbonate, and is also found in epoxy resins which act as a protective lining when used in metal can coatings to protect the food from directly contacting metal surfaces, and in beverage bottles. According to the FDA, when foods are in direct contact with any packaging material, small, measurable amounts of the packaging materials may migrate into food and can be consumed with it. Heightened public awareness as well as scientific interest in the safe use of BPA has resulted in many stud

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ISO 9001

In our industry, quality matters. Quality materials equal quality products and that means more sales for our customers. At PCC, we take quality seriously because we know how critical all the products we provide to our customers are to the success of their companies. ISO 9001 certification has been around for a long time, and it seems that being ISO certified is the norm for manufacturers.But what does it mean for both we here at PCC and for our customers? ISO (International Standards Organization) certification is about more than just producing quality products. It’s also about streamlining

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Safety of Plastics

The safety of plastics in various uses has often been questioned. Thoroughgoing testing on various plastics and the additives that go into making products for various applications has generally proven plastics to be safe. A recent FDA report concluded that Bisphenol A (BPA), an synthetic estrogen additive used to produce polycarbonate (PC) and epoxy resin, is safe for current uses in food contact packaging applications. “Based on the FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in foo

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Plastics Color Offers NSF Certified Materials

Plastics Color Corporation is certified by NSF International, a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certified products for a variety of industries including the water, food health services and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. NSF International operates in more than 155 countries and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and many more. Why is this important to Plastics Color Corporation customers? This important certification means that when you purchase your polymer compound

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Plastics Color’s Components Are Part of the Drug Master File

For medical device products and pharmaceutical packaging applications such as pre-filled syringes, it is helpful to our customers in these markets to know that the polymers, colorants and additives used in compounding custom colors are part of a Drug Master File (DMF). A DMF is a confidential, detailed document submitted by Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturers to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. A DMF contains the chemistry, manufacturing and controls of a drug component or the components used to contain the drug. This is important because some drugs can react with the

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