Intended Use Vs. Actual Use

Inventors originally intended many of the world’s most revolutionary polymer-based products to be used in wholly different ways. As consumers, we use some of the repurposed inventions so frequently that we can’t imagine any other uses. Manufacturers, researchers and inventors still need to try to foresee unintended uses because some misuses can result in lawsuits.

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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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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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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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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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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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From Resin to Product: Plastics Production, Uses And Properties

Plastic is everywhere in our lives, yet few of us understand what they are or the processes required to transform raw materials into products we can use. Beginning with the resin stage, we look at how colors and functional additives can be introduced to achieve the properties desired for the end-use product. We also examine consumer goods packaging, detailing which resins are used, the qualities of the particular resins and the final product usage.

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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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