New extruders provide more flexibility Calumet City, Ill., November 18, 2013 – PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies, has added two new production lines to its Asheboro, North Carolina manufacturing facility. According to Plant Manager Robert Wagner, the two Steer 40mm twin-screw extruders, along with ancillary equipment, allow PCC to produce lots from 50 to 2,000 pounds. “The new lines give us more flexibility, faster changeover times, tighter tolerances and reduced lead times,” said Wagner. “We are constantly investing in our resources, including facilities and personnel, to service our customers more efficiently,” said Wagner. “As we produce more specialized products for plastics processors, such as MicroBlok® antimicrobials, Mi Batch™ anti-counterfeiting taggants and FlamaSol™ flame retardants, we need to become more agile in producing various size batches. Our new lines give us this needed flexibility and allow us to remain cost effective,” added Wagner. PCC’s Asheboro facility mainly produces color, additive masterbatches and custom formulations with some white production as well. There are eight production lines, three sample lines and an A2LA certified color laboratory housed on the campus. The plant employs 44 personnel. Additionally, Asheboro is home to PCC’s Customer Solutions Center, a combination design, research and testing facility. In addition to the Asheboro plant, PCC manufactures polymer products in Calumet City, Ill.; Sun Valley, Calif.; and Nanjing, China. About Plastics Color Corporation Plastics Color Corporation (PCC), headquartered in Calumet City, Ill., is a global provider of colorants, compounds, additive masterbatches and custom polymer technologies for an extensive range of markets including pharmaceuticals, medical, consumer goods and others. PCC supports virtually every type of manufacturing process and material. We engage our customers from concept to commercialization and help them develop new cutting-edge products that lead the market. PCC has more than 40 years’ experience in the polymer industry and operates fully-equipped product development laboratories and manufacturing facilities in California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Nanjing, China. PCC’s Illinois and North Carolina labs are certified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, A2LA. PCC also provides testing and product development services through our Solutions Center in Asheboro, N.C. For more information, call Timothy Workman at (440) 670-8802 or visit www.plasticscolor.com.