Cutting Edge Luxury: Pearlescent and Iridescent Additives for Plastics

Pearlescence and iridescence are particularly effective at catching people’s attention because, to consumers, sparkle signifies elegance, luxury, fashion and fun.

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Caps and Closures: Functions and Aesthetic Considerations

Caps and closures help safeguard products from microbes, premature degeneration and damaging UV light – protection that is particularly crucial for the food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Innovations In Smart Packaging

Near field communication, augmented reality and functional additives turn packaging into an interactive, functional experience. Smart plastic packaging lets customers use mobile devices to get product information and view promotional materials.

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The Amazing Story of Plastic Candy Containers

The candy industry relies heavily on impulse purchases. Candy packages are designed to be eye-catching and are typically placed in checkout lanes or near the register of convenience stores. Candy companies put a significant amount of time and effort into designing their packaging to appeal to customers’ cravings and to be readily recognizable by brand name. Polymer additives and colorants help companies achieve the exact appearance they are looking for.

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Clean and Sterilized: Sterilization Techniques for Plastics

Removing or killing of pathogenic organisms (including bacterial and fungal spores) from the surfaces of tools used in a medical setting is known as sterilization. Polymers are sterilized using dry heat, autoclaving, ionizing radiation from either gamma rays or E-beam, or with ethylene oxide gas. In addition to currently available methods, researchers are pursuing X-rays and anti-bacterial biomaterials to reduce bacterial infection risks.

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Prosthetics And Plastics: Plastics Have A Leg To Stand On

Since World War II, plastics have been used in the development of prosthetics, allowing for artificial limbs that are lighter, stronger and more versatile than wood or metal.

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Prosthetics And Plastics: Plastics Have A Leg To Stand On

Since World War II, plastics have been used in the development of prosthetics, allowing for artificial limbs that are lighter, stronger and more versatile than wood or metal.

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Roots And A Crown: Building the National Museum of African American History And Culture

The African American Museum is the nation’s newest repository of history and the first green museum on the National Mall. Plastic – from safety equipment during the construction phase to pipes, ceilings, insulation and skylights – played a role in making the stunning building a reality.

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Know Your Additives: Performance Additives vs. Manufacturing Additives

Your competitive advantage starts long before consumers ever rest their eyes on your product. Your edge is the plastic additives implemented during the production process. Additives allow you to modify your polymer’s properties for enhanced results. Additives can be broken down into two distinct fields: performance and manufacturing.

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A History Of Strength And Reliability With Impact Modifiers

When consumers spend their hard-earned money, they want to make sure their purchase won’t crack upon impact or crumble under pressure. With a history of being tough yet ductile, plastic is often the material of choice for brand owners looking for a long-lasting solution. Plastic is often tough enough, but the addition of impact modifiers gives products the extra strength and protection they need to stand strong against almost any threat.

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Too Hot To Handle: FlamaSol© and Electronics

When an electrical device becomes unstable, a chain reaction occurs, which often leads to the battery exploding and causing a fire. A flame retardant additive for electronics, such as FlamaSol, is an essential tool for reducing the devastating damage caused by a fire.

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UV Protection for Outdoor Recreation

Everything made of plastic is vulnerable to the suns harmful UV rays. Your plastic Adirondacks, outdoor bar stools, corn hole set and grill accessories can’t fight the dangerous combination of UV radiation and air on their own. With the help of UV packages, plastic products have an excellent long-term defense against photodegradation. UV packages inhibit or absorb the UV light, which dissipates the excess energy and prevents the creation of free radicals.

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Building A Brand With Functional Additives

First impressions are important in retail. Whether you are trying to tempt new customers into splurging or maintaining your loyal fan base, packaging gives you the power. First impressions are lasting, even if they are eventually disproven by facts. Plastic additives help you make the perfect first impression by foiling dust bunnies, keeping vital information from being washed right off the label and saying goodbye to bad odors. These additives are only a few of the many great options for plastic packaging.

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Building A Brand With Functional Additives

First impressions are important in retail. Whether you are trying to tempt new customers into splurging or maintaining your loyal fan base, packaging gives you the power. First impressions are lasting, even if they are eventually disproven by facts. Plastic additives help you make the perfect first impression by foiling dust bunnies, keeping vital information from being washed right off the label and saying goodbye to bad odors. These additives are only a few of the many great options for plastic packaging.

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Building A Brand With Functional Additives

First impressions are important in retail. Whether you are trying to tempt new customers into splurging or maintaining your loyal fan base, packaging gives you the power. First impressions are lasting, even if they are eventually disproven by facts. Plastic additives help you make the perfect first impression by foiling dust bunnies, keeping vital information from being washed right off the label and saying goodbye to bad odors. These additives are only a few of the many great options for plastic packaging.

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Color is Vital Tool in Forming Consumer Brand Identity

To grab attention at the point of purchase, consumer brands need to break through the clutter of competing products and messages. We are bombarded every day with ads and messages, so consumer brand companies need a differentiator to separate themselves from the visual clutter online, in print and in broadcast media.

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Color is Vital Tool in Forming Consumer Brand Identity

To grab attention at the point of purchase, consumer brands need to break through the clutter of competing products and messages. We are bombarded every day with ads and messages, so consumer brand companies need a differentiator to separate themselves from the visual clutter online, in print and in broadcast media.

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Color is Vital Tool in Forming Consumer Brand Identity

To grab attention at the point of purchase, consumer brands need to break through the clutter of competing products and messages. We are bombarded every day with ads and messages, so consumer brand companies need a differentiator to separate themselves from the visual clutter online, in print and in broadcast media.

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Plastics Are Booming In Construction

Plastics have become a common substitute for traditional building materials and are increasingly being used in construction because they are lighter, cheaper and more durable. FlamaSol, a flame-retardant additive, provides an extra layer of protection for plastic house wrap, outdoor decking, circuit boxes and similar products. Formulated to stop or slow the spread of fire, FlamaSol offers peace of mind when used in either commercial or residential applications. FlamaSol can be designed for your specific resin and application. Contact a Plastics Color representative to see how FlamaSol can e

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Plastics Are Booming In Construction

Plastics have become a common substitute for traditional building materials and are increasingly being used in construction because they are lighter, cheaper and more durable. FlamaSol, a flame-retardant additive, provides an extra layer of protection for plastic house wrap, outdoor decking, circuit boxes and similar products. Formulated to stop or slow the spread of fire, FlamaSol offers peace of mind when used in either commercial or residential applications. FlamaSol can be designed for your specific resin and application. Contact a Plastics Color representative to see how FlamaSol can e

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Microbe fighting MicroBlok

The use of antimicrobial additives in plastics isn’t new. Biocides have traditionally been added to industrial, commercial, and consumer plastics as a passive means of protecting products from degradation by microorganisms. Plastics Color, a leader in antimicrobial compounds, offers its MicroBlok formulations that are engineered to impede the growth of a wide spectrum of microorganisms on various plastic surfaces.

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Microbe fighting MicroBlok

The use of antimicrobial additives in plastics isn’t new. Biocides have traditionally been added to industrial, commercial, and consumer plastics as a passive means of protecting products from degradation by microorganisms. Plastics Color, a leader in antimicrobial compounds, offers its MicroBlok formulations that are engineered to impede the growth of a wide spectrum of microorganisms on various plastic surfaces.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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Antimicrobials Protect Plastic Containers For Biocides

Plastic containers used for pharmaceutical products, food packaging and many other consumer uses are prone to microbial contamination and biofilm formation. Microorganisms such as mold, mildew, algae and even yeast can impair the service life of untreated plastic containers. MicroBlok®, an additive produced by Plastics Color Corp., helps inhibit the advance of bacteria, fungi and other microbes on treated surfaces. This greatly reduces stains, odors and product deterioration that can occur in plastic containers.

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Benefits of Flame Retardants in Plastics

According to the American Chemistry Council, flame retardants play a key role in delaying flashover, which is especially critical to escaping the deadly consequences of fire. Flashover occurs when every flammable object in a room bursts into flames at the same time as a result of a combination of intense heat and the release of flammable gases. This can occur in just a few minutes, and flame retardants’ function in slowing this process down can be the difference between life and death. Flame retardants have a major impact in easing and reducing many fire conditions including ease of ignit

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Global demand expands for FlamaSol

The global demand for flame-retardant materials is growing exponentially. Stricter building codes, particularly in developing nations, and concerns over toxicity in consumer products are driving the increase. FlamaSol, one of the most effective flame retardant additives, contains none of the harmful chemicals used in previous formulations. Available in non-halogenated and low-halogenated versions, FlamaSol can help your product meet even the most stringent standards and regulations. Adding FlamaSol to your products prepares them for the global marketplace. Contact a Plastics Color represent

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Global demand expands for FlamaSol

The global demand for flame-retardant materials is growing exponentially. Stricter building codes, particularly in developing nations, and concerns over toxicity in consumer products are driving the increase. FlamaSol, one of the most effective flame retardant additives, contains none of the harmful chemicals used in previous formulations. Available in non-halogenated and low-halogenated versions, FlamaSol can help your product meet even the most stringent standards and regulations. Adding FlamaSol to your products prepares them for the global marketplace. Contact a Plastics Color represent

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Plastics Meet Contruction Demands

Plastics are enjoying strong growth in the building and construction industry. In fact, only the packaging market tops building and construction in consumption of plastic materials today. According to EnergyStar.gov, building and construction consumes over 15 billion pounds of plastics in the form of pipes and fittings, plumbing, structural plastic, bathroom fixtures, interior/exterior building materials, and air-supported structures.

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Plastics Meet Contruction Demands

Plastics are enjoying strong growth in the building and construction industry. In fact, only the packaging market tops building and construction in consumption of plastic materials today. According to EnergyStar.gov, building and construction consumes over 15 billion pounds of plastics in the form of pipes and fittings, plumbing, structural plastic, bathroom fixtures, interior/exterior building materials, and air-supported structures.

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From Fun To Function: Plastics Add More Convenience To Daily Life

In the high-growth consumer electronics market, plastics play a variety of roles, making our personal lives easier, safer, less expensive, and more fun. Lightweight, durable, attractive, and cost-effective plastics are used in most small appliances, including coffee makers, irons, mixers, can openers, hair dryers, and shavers. Appliances such as microwave ovens and food processors use plastics to offer consumers unprecedented convenience. And all refrigerators today are insulated with thermal-efficient plastic foam, and their interiors are made of durable, easy-to-clean plastics.

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Prevent Slipping With Functional Additives

Plastics can be naturally sticky and have a high coefficient friction when coming in contact with other plastic parts or other surfaces. For certain applications, this can cause a range of processing or performance challenges such as parts sticking to the mold surface during ejection, minor differences in part dimensions which makes assembly difficult to complete, and sheet or film adhering to itself. With these types of challenges in mind, slip additives help to achieve positive solutions by promoting the de-nesting and ejecting of parts of highly intricate shapes.

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The Additive Benefit When It Comes To LiquiSol

LiquiSol liquid colorant is founded on innovative, proprietary technology that allows us to have a carrier system like no other on the market. This LiquiSol carrier system not only allows manufacturers to infuse resin with color, but also any additive – whether functional or specialty – we offer.

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