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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.