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Technical Expertise is a Big Differentiator

At Plastics Color, we use our 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.From Concept to RealityPlastics Color leverages our technical expertise and 50 years of experience in virtually every market to bring the best possible solutions to your technical challenges. We work with you early in the design phase as your concept

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Getting in Touch with Personal Care Packaging

Plastics have overtaken traditional materials in the personal care packaging market and will be the leader for the foreseeable future, with an expected 12% growth by 2019, according to a report from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Estimates show that the global personal care market will grow at an annual rate of 5.5%.Packages for health and beauty products need to be break-resistant and/or portable so the preference for plastic isn’t too surprising. By 2019, this flourishing market is projected to be worth $38.1 billion, with developing nations such as Latin

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Color Unearthed By Plastics

Our natural world is a wildly colorful place that is the inspiration for the many colors that Plastics Color develops for its customers. From the brilliant blues of the oceans, seas and the sky, to the bright yellow, orange and red of sunsets, and the golden browns of the desert Southwest, there are more colors than we can even imagine.All of these colors of nature have inspired Plastics Color to introduce “Unearthed,” the nature-inspired color palette for 2015. This new color palette will WOW you with its brilliance, variety, and vibrancy to color all your products from home décor and p

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Learn About our Color Matching Lab

Pantone announced the 2015 Colors of the Year, and what a beautiful variety – something for everyone. That’s why we at Plastics Color provide a color matching lab specializing in highest quality color using the latest in spectrophotometer equipment to get your color “right on.” Brand owners keep up with the latest in color combinations each year so their consumer products stand out on the shelves as the most up-to-date. While brand owners don’t always change their entire product line, they might change up the color combinations in the latest shades of Pantone colors to meet the ne

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Liquid Color Overview

Color is critical to brand owners, many whose products are identified with color. Think of Coke ‘red.’ Coca-Cola spends millions of dollars to ensure that their red is just that – theirs! It’s not just a color ‘red’ but is their brand identity. The same holds true for companies like Home Depot, Target, UPS and many more.  (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/28/colors-in-corporate-branding-and-design/) Processors know however, that colorants can be difficult to manage. Liquid colors have become the coloring system of choice in recent years for a number of reasons including

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So many colors! You need Total Color Management.

It’s absolutely mind-boggling how many colors you can create from just a few ‘primary’ colors. With this endless rainbow of colors how can plastic-product designers and processors possibly have all the knowledge required to make color a meaningful part of a product’s brand? You need a company that provides Total Color Management™ to help you from concept through development to finished product. TCM is a new way of doing business. It is a system dedicated to identifying, understanding and assuming all issues related to color and its use in your organization. Using isaac, TCM helps you

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Branding for beauty

Cosmetics products depend heavily on their packaging to provide their branding. Shapes, colors, labels and logos all promote the ‘look’ of the specific brand in a sea of products, and entice consumers to ‘pick me up!’.Puttin’ on the Ritz for high-end brands requires packaging of lustrous glossy finishes with bright metallic decorations hot-stamped into the packaging.  They also need to be molded out of durable polycarbonate material to hold up for repeated usage, have a hefty feel and a rich look. These brands go for unique shapes, especially in perfume bottles. All of these feature

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Getting in Touch with Personal Care Packaging

Plastics have overtaken traditional materials in the personal care packaging market and will be the leader for the foreseeable future, with an expected 12% growth by 2019, according to a report from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Estimates show that the global personal care market will grow at an annual rate of 5.5%. Packages for health and beauty products need to be break-resistant and/or portable so the preference for plastic isn’t too surprising. By 2019, this flourishing market is projected to be worth $38.1 billion, with developing nations such as Lat

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