Environmental Protection

PCC Launches Recycled Plastic Color Concentrates

Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) of Calumet City, Ill., has announced a new line of color concentrates made partially with post-consumer and industrial plastic content, providing manufacturers with a way to meet recycled material requirements.

The recycled colorants are offered in a variety of resin types and wide range of colors. The recycled content of the concentrate formulations range from 25 percent to 82 percent, depending on their color. The new color concentrates are suitable for many applications including playground equipment, construction material, furniture, pallets, packaging, and house wares.

"The product line was developed in response to customer requests for products that aid in their sustainability initiatives," said Joe Byrne, PCC's vice president of sales and marketing. "One of the key elements of sustainability is to reduce the use of products derived from limited resources, such as petroleum. Every pound of post-consumer resin we use helps to reduce consumption of virgin material, therefore minimizing the impact of depleting our limited resources."

"We've been developing and testing these new products for the last several months", said Wes Woldt, PCC's director of operations. "Vendor selection and qualification for sources of post-consumer regrind was critical in the process. Our No. 1 priority in developing the line was to create a quality product that meets our customer's technical requirements and helps them achieve their sustainability objectives."

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