Inside the Color Codes of Caps and Closures

Whether in the lab or the grocery store, the color of a plastic cap plays an important role in identifying the contents of a container.

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Color as Diverse as the Cultures that Inspired Them

In a world that sometimes sees only black and white, color opens our eyes and minds to possibilities and perspectives that can bring beauty even to the commonplace. The colors of our diverse cultures make our differences uniquely interesting while drawing us together in universal beauty. The colors of our world can bring about a variety of emotions. Many studies show that certain colors can ignite feelings of love, excitement, calmness, passion, joy or sadness.

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Color Spotlight: The Color Purple

For centuries, purple was the color of kings. Then a mistake in the lab made the royal hue available to everyone. A bold choice in the corporate world, purple is the color to pick when you want a product to make a statement.

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Color Spotlight: The Color Purple

For centuries, purple was the color of kings. Then a mistake in the lab made the royal hue available to everyone. A bold choice in the corporate world, purple is the color to pick when you want a product to make a statement.

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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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Colors Of The Future: Calm, Unifying And Back To Basics

Fairy Fern, a gauzy, dreamy green recently named the color of the year, brings the outside in – into our homes and our imaginations. Learn more about Fairy Fern and the other colors of the year.

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Colors Of The Future: Calm, Unifying And Back To Basics

Fairy Fern, a gauzy, dreamy green recently named the color of the year, brings the outside in – into our homes and our imaginations. Learn more about Fairy Fern and the other colors of the year.

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Color Spotlight: Orange, The Color Of High Visibility

Orange is everywhere on a construction site, and for good reason: it’s hard to miss. Traffic cones and construction barrels, dangerous machinery, stanchions, safety fencing, detour signs, high-visibility clothing for workers and some construction trucks – all help make construction areas safer.

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Heed Your Head: Uncovering The Hard Hat

Hard hats are worn by 20 million American workers. Originally made from leather or metal, many of today’s hard hats are made of hard plastic enhanced by plastic additives that increase the safety factors. Call Plastics Color today to discover how to improve your construction safety products.

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Color Spotlight: Think Pink

People think pink is a pushover, a delicate and subdued hue suitable only for pastel nurseries or the covers of dainty romance novels. The truth is, pink is powerful. It calms even the most belligerent criminals. It’s Barbie – ladylike with an edge, not to mention houses, cars and a killer resume. And it stars in the fight against breast cancer. Fragile? Hardly. It’s time to stand up for pink.

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Color Spotlight: Think Pink

People think pink is a pushover, a delicate and subdued hue suitable only for pastel nurseries or the covers of dainty romance novels. The truth is, pink is powerful. It calms even the most belligerent criminals. It’s Barbie – ladylike with an edge, not to mention houses, cars and a killer resume. And it stars in the fight against breast cancer. Fragile? Hardly. It’s time to stand up for pink.

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Color Spotlight: Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a cheerful color. Associated with happy things such as rubber duckies, it can alleviate depression, improve memory and stimulate the appetite. Yellow also is the brightest color in the color spectrum. It catches the eye and makes people pay attention, which is why it’s used on school buses, caution signs and heavy machinery.

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Color Spotlight: Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a cheerful color. Associated with happy things such as rubber duckies, it can alleviate depression, improve memory and stimulate the appetite. Yellow also is the brightest color in the color spectrum. It catches the eye and makes people pay attention, which is why it’s used on school buses, caution signs and heavy machinery.

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Color Spotlight: Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a cheerful color. Associated with happy things such as rubber duckies, it can alleviate depression, improve memory and stimulate the appetite. Yellow also is the brightest color in the color spectrum. It catches the eye and makes people pay attention, which is why it’s used on school buses, caution signs and heavy machinery.

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Power And Authority: The Great Influence Of Color

Choosing the right color for your product could be the difference between your product being a massive success or a disappointment. Colors evoke a physical and emotional response from consumers. Knowing in advance how your color choice will affect your customer can help you make better decisions during your product development process. Be sure to understand the sex, age and culture of your target market. Plastics Color can help you find that perfect color to help your product pop.

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Power And Authority: The Great Influence Of Color

Choosing the right color for your product could be the difference between your product being a massive success or a disappointment. Colors evoke a physical and emotional response from consumers. Knowing in advance how your color choice will affect your customer can help you make better decisions during your product development process. Be sure to understand the sex, age and culture of your target market. Plastics Color can help you find that perfect color to help your product pop.

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Power And Authority: The Great Influence Of Color

Choosing the right color for your product could be the difference between your product being a massive success or a disappointment. Colors evoke a physical and emotional response from consumers. Knowing in advance how your color choice will affect your customer can help you make better decisions during your product development process. Be sure to understand the sex, age and culture of your target market. Plastics Color can help you find that perfect color to help your product pop.

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Technical Expertise is a Big Differentiator

Plastics Color Corp. uses its decades of experience in color development to help customers create a unique brand identity. We work to find the perfect balance between what’s trending in today’s marketplace and the look that truly fits the brand. For unique product solutions, our technical expertise leads the way from the lab to the marketplace.

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Technical Expertise is a Big Differentiator

Plastics Color Corp. uses its decades of experience in color development to help customers create a unique brand identity. We work to find the perfect balance between what’s trending in today’s marketplace and the look that truly fits the brand. For unique product solutions, our technical expertise leads the way from the lab to the marketplace.

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Employee Spotlight: Wanda Talent

Wanda Talent is a color matcher, a job that is at the heart of the mission of Plastics Color. Part scientist, part artist, color matchers can make sure a color matches a manufacturer’s existing product line or reference sample – or invent something completely new. They also understand how colorants react with various resins, functional additives and other formulation components, and help develop the colors of the future.

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Employee Spotlight: Wanda Talent

Wanda Talent is a color matcher, a job that is at the heart of the mission of Plastics Color. Part scientist, part artist, color matchers can make sure a color matches a manufacturer’s existing product line or reference sample – or invent something completely new. They also understand how colorants react with various resins, functional additives and other formulation components, and help develop the colors of the future.

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The Colors Of Summer

Whether you’re wearing it or decorating with it, don’t be afraid of color this season. From the yellow of the sun to the violet of a thunderstorm, the red of a flower to the shimmering blue of the sea, summer colors are brighter, more vibrant, more noticeable than anything other seasons can offer. Intended to transport us to a happier, sunnier place, the 2016 summer palette includes vivid, optimistic brights as well as softer shades that inspire a sense of calm and stability.

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The Colors Of Summer

Whether you’re wearing it or decorating with it, don’t be afraid of color this season. From the yellow of the sun to the violet of a thunderstorm, the red of a flower to the shimmering blue of the sea, summer colors are brighter, more vibrant, more noticeable than anything other seasons can offer. Intended to transport us to a happier, sunnier place, the 2016 summer palette includes vivid, optimistic brights as well as softer shades that inspire a sense of calm and stability.

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Colors Now App shortens formulation time

Digital technology has transformed the plastics industry. The latest innovation is Plastics Color’s Colors Now digital technology, which gives processors and brand owners easy access to the company’s extensive color chip library directly from a mobile phone

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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 Matching Value

For processors and brand owners, there is a wide range of factors that affect color. These include resin, additives, texture, shape, lighting conditions, usage environment, processing conditions and certainly human perception. In addition, there are many regulatory compliance issues and regulations, such as UL or FDA guidelines, that can impact the selection of pigments and dyes that are used to achieve an accurate color match.

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Color Matching Value

For processors and brand owners, there is a wide range of factors that affect color. These include resin, additives, texture, shape, lighting conditions, usage environment, processing conditions and certainly human perception. In addition, there are many regulatory compliance issues and regulations, such as UL or FDA guidelines, that can impact the selection of pigments and dyes that are used to achieve an accurate color match.

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Plastic Prospects For Food And Beverage Containers

Plastic has far overtaken glass, metal and paper as the preferred packaging material for the food and beverage industry. Benefits include a lighter end-use product, which greatly reduces shipping costs, and an effective oxygen barrier. Containers can be shaped in literally hundreds of ways, thanks to inventive container forms made possible by new developments in plastic concentrates and liquid carriers.

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Plastic Prospects For Food And Beverage Containers

Plastic has far overtaken glass, metal and paper as the preferred packaging material for the food and beverage industry. Benefits include a lighter end-use product, which greatly reduces shipping costs, and an effective oxygen barrier. Containers can be shaped in literally hundreds of ways, thanks to inventive container forms made possible by new developments in plastic concentrates and liquid carriers.

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Color And Beyond: Plastics Color Is Your Partner From Concept to Commerce

Plastics Color Corp. is regarded as a leading supplier of colorants and performance additives, but it offers so much more. The company plays a key role as a solutions provider and not only delivers products but important value-added lab services and other ancillary assistance that supplement and expand a manufacturer’s overall product development cycle.

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OSHA Honors Plastics Color Corporation for Outstanding Safety Records in 2015

Plastics Color Corp. has good news to report about the health and safety performance of its manufacturing facilities. The company’s Illinois and California plants have been honored with perfect safety records in 2015. “This is an outstanding achievement and we couldn’t be prouder of our employees in Illinois and California,” said Joseph Byrne, president of Plastics Color. “We congratulate all of our associates who do their job year after year in a safe and responsible manner.”

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Ready For Colorful Advice?

If you’re looking to launch a new product or undertake some long-term design and development work, now’s the time to reach out for expert color development advice from a sales representative at Plastics Color Corp. We’re armed with trend-setting information, a broad range of technical resources, and a strong desire to work closely with our customers.

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NSF 051-Certified Colors In Colors Now App

When processors and OEMs require NSF 051-certified colors, they need look no further than Plastics Color’s Colors Now App. A group of six shades of gray and white matched in polypropylene are NSF 501-certified, according to Sarah Skidmore, additives product line and marketing manager. NSF International is an accredited, independent third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify they meet these public health and safety standards.

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Develop Brand and Quality With Plastics Color

Full-service capabilities are important for processors and brand owners who have tight product development cycles. Plastics Color goes beyond expectations in its delivery of lab services, providing state-of-the-art capabilities in testing, formulations, and color matching. We focus on the process to ensure that the best product is created.

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Color Matching Provides You Tailored Solution

When selling a product, color can be everything. Plastics processors and brand owners recognize the fact that color matching is an important part of the product development cycle and can’t be considered an afterthought. Having the right color part is important to most of our customers. Color is especially important for consumer products, and many industrial and military products must have specific and consistent color as well. The right color may be functional, or it may reinforce the appearance of a quality product.

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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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Overview of Liquid Colorant and Equipment

Liquid color concentrates have advanced over the past two decades as the materials, processing, carrier technology and equipment have evolved to meet increased demand and new applications. Plastics Color has been on the cutting edge of liquid color concentrate technology for more than thirty years, and we continue to be a leader in this sector with our LiquiSol liquid colorants.

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4 Terms to be Aware of When Speaking the LiquiSol Language

There are several terms we commonly use when discussing LiquiSol, our liquid colorant, which may be unfamiliar to those new to the concept. Let’s take some time to overview what those conceptually are so that we have a working knowledge when discussing liquid color.

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3 Tips When Considering Let-Down-Ratio and LiquiSol

When it comes to LiquiSol, our liquid colorant product line, let-down-ratio (LDR), is an important topic. If you are new to LiquiSol it may surprise you to find that typical LDR range in the neighborhood of 0.25-1%.

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