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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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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Now You See It: Visible And Non-visible Plastic Additives And What They Bring To Your Product

Visual additives are used to quickly catch a consumer’s attention. To convince customers to buy your product, you have to make it stand out from the competition. By contrast, performance additives, which affect and modify the characteristics of the resin, are the unseen (and often unsung) workhorses of the plastics world.

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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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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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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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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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Special effect additives

Special-effect masterbatches are widely used to enhance the visual effects of consumer products. There are a broad range of special effect options that can be used in finished products such as toys, CDs, safety products, cosmetic bottles and personal care/fashion products, along with industrial parts in the automotive and electrical industries.

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Special Effect Additives: A Decorative Application For Pools And Spas

Decorative granite, quartz and pearl finishes allow homeowners to create a custom look for their pool. Plastics Color takes pride in providing the special effect additives needed by brand owners and molders to bring dream pools to life.

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All Additives Infographic

More additives make your products more amazing. Plastics Color offers a range of functional and specialty additives to help its clients meet their consumer packaging goals and achieve the particular qualities required in their industries.

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Scent Additives: A Unique Advantage

When it comes to value-added products, scent additives deliver a unique advantage. They are used in a range of applications and are playing a growing role in consumer products for the home.

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Scent Additives: A Unique Advantage

When it comes to value-added products, scent additives deliver a unique advantage. They are used in a range of applications and are playing a growing role in consumer products for the home.

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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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Clarifying Agents for Polypropylene

Clarifiers increase the clarity of PP by reducing the size of the spherulites. Smaller spherulites allow more light through the polymer, which decreases the haze of the part. Unlike nucleating agents, clarifiers are transparent, which also helps to decrease haze values. Key injection molding PP applications include housewares, food storage containers, and caps and closures.

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Why Anti-Blocks Matter In Your Products

Anti-block functional additives are another important tool in the material arsenal for plastics processors. This highly useful additive reduces the friction on the product surface and imparts lubricity for ease of use. In all types of plastic films for flexible packaging and other applications, anti-blocking performance it vital for further handling and converting of the material. Plastic layers tend to stick together and the addition of an anti-blocking agent creates space between two plastic layers (surface roughness) thus preventing a phenomenon called blocking.

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Why Anti-Blocks Matter In Your Products

Anti-block functional additives are another important tool in the material arsenal for plastics processors. This highly useful additive reduces the friction on the product surface and imparts lubricity for ease of use. In all types of plastic films for flexible packaging and other applications, anti-blocking performance it vital for further handling and converting of the material. Plastic layers tend to stick together and the addition of an anti-blocking agent creates space between two plastic layers (surface roughness) thus preventing a phenomenon called blocking.

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What Is Mold Release Additive?

Q. What is mold release? A. Mold release is a functional additive that can be used in injection molding and even thermoforming molding. Mold release additives help keep parts from sticking or hanging on the part mold.

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What Is Mold Release Additive?

Q. What is mold release? A. Mold release is a functional additive that can be used in injection molding and even thermoforming molding. Mold release additives help keep parts from sticking or hanging on the part mold.

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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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Antistatic Additives

Q: What is an Antistatic additive? A: Antistatic additives have static dissipative qualities that prevent static charges that build up on the surface of plastic products. Static can attract dust and dirt, cause clinging or sticking, as well as even be a fire or explosion hazard if a static charge sparks in the presence of flammable liquids. While there are various antistatic sprays that can be applied to the surface of parts, the optimum method of tackling this problem is through at antistatic additive that becomes an inherent part of the plastic material.

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Antistatic Additives

Q: What is an Antistatic additive? A: Antistatic additives have static dissipative qualities that prevent static charges that build up on the surface of plastic products. Static can attract dust and dirt, cause clinging or sticking, as well as even be a fire or explosion hazard if a static charge sparks in the presence of flammable liquids. While there are various antistatic sprays that can be applied to the surface of parts, the optimum method of tackling this problem is through at antistatic additive that becomes an inherent part of the plastic material.

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UV Stabilizer Additives

UV stabilizers are additives for plastics that help mitigate deterioration or break-down of the plastics in products that are primarily used outdoors. These products might include but are not limited to lawn and garden equipment, pool equipment, pool and patio furniture, automotive application including both interior such as instrument and dash panels, and exterior parts. Sunlight, hot and cold temperatures and other weather situations can cause the properties that make plastic long lasting and beautiful to break down and cause color fading.

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UV Stabilizer Additives

UV stabilizers are additives for plastics that help mitigate deterioration or break-down of the plastics in products that are primarily used outdoors. These products might include but are not limited to lawn and garden equipment, pool equipment, pool and patio furniture, automotive application including both interior such as instrument and dash panels, and exterior parts. Sunlight, hot and cold temperatures and other weather situations can cause the properties that make plastic long lasting and beautiful to break down and cause color fading.

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All About Toners

What are Toners Used For? Toners are used to clarify and to bring the color back to neutral. Toners can help bottles achieve a clearer, crystal look and provide more shelf appeal for consumer products.

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All About Toners

What are Toners Used For? Toners are used to clarify and to bring the color back to neutral. Toners can help bottles achieve a clearer, crystal look and provide more shelf appeal for consumer products.

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