Ray Schwartz and Justin Rosenbleeth Join the Primex Team

Primex Plastics Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Ray Schwartz to the position of product manager-protective packaging and Justin Rosenbleeth to the position of territory business manager for the Southeast.

Rosenbleeth has extensive experience in the plastics industry, having managed sales, production and engineering for compounders, a molding equipment OEM, molded products manufacturers and materials suppliers.

Schwartz has extensive experience in the reusable, returnable packaging industry as a solutions provider of plastic pallets, bulk containers, hand-held containers, and custom sleeve pack and interior dunnage products. He will primarily focus on selling for Primex’s Design & Fabrication division. His previous position was with ORBIS Corporation.

Rosenbleeth will work from Atlanta, Georgia and report to East Region Business Manager, Jeff Gusaeff. He can be reached at (404) 213-5879. Rosenbleeth is a graduate of Florida State University, having earned a BS in mechanical engineering in 1998.

Schwartz will work from the St. Louis area and report to Primex Vice President of Sales & Marketing Tim Schultz. He can be reached at (636) 445-0933. Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and has extensive post-graduate course work and sales training.

Rosenbleeth says he looks forward to leveraging his vast experience in materials, extrusion, injection molding and equipment to help solve problems for his clients and expand Primex’s presence in the Southeast. He will focus mainly on selling for the Primex Color, Compounding & Additives business.

Last year Primex introduced the unique Bubble-X™ extruded board and the Primex Fabrication Bubble-X Sleeve Pak shipping container. “My experience working with customers in designing custom protective exterior and interior packaging systems is directly related to the need at Primex,” said Schwartz. “I’ve been selling reusable bulk container/sleeve pack products for much of my career, so I know I will be able to increase Primex’s presence in this market.”

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives Offers New Thermoplastic Elastomers

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has expanded its line of Faraprene thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). The additions to the line are a product specifically developed to reduce vibration and TPEs for wet grip applications. The two new products join the Faraprene C Series for high performance needs, Faraprene F301 FDA-compliant compounds and Faraprene H300 general use elastomers.

Decades of research and engineering have made the Faraprene product line unparalleled for its durability, flexibility and critical physical properties. “In addition to outperforming other competitive thermoplastic elastomers in scratch and tear resistance, Faraprene contains no phthalates as found in PVC-based materials,” said PCC&A’s Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, “This makes it ideal for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.” Additionally, Faraprene is 100 percent recyclable. “It’s a superior choice for molders and manufacturers attempting to reduce their environmental impact,” said Pfaffle.

NEW PRODUCT DETAILS

Faraprene Vibration Dampened TPEs

BENEFITS:

  • Durable in demanding conditions
  • Absorb energy and noise
  • Improve user experience
  • Reduce impact
  • Design flexibility
  • Minimize motor and engine vibrations

MARKET APPLICATIONS:

  • Automotive: vibration isolators, grommets, shock absorption pads
  • Appliance: vibration pads for electric motors, foot pads for blenders & mixers

Wet Grip TPEs

BENEFITS:

  • Addresses problems of slipperiness in soft-touch components
  • Retains mechanical performance characteristics in wet / dry conditions
  • Available in a multitude of durometers

MARKET APPLICATIONS:

  • Automotive: door trim handles, instrumentation buttons / knobs compartment liners, non-skid pads
  • Appliance: door handles for refrigerators & microwaves, foot pads for mixers & blenders, grips for steam irons, knobs for blenders & coffee makers

According to PCC&A Technical Director Anthony Montalvo “PCC&A custom-formulates all our TPE lines to meet specific customer needs, adding characteristics such as color, UV protection and other properties as needed. PCC&A TPEs are available in a wide range of hardness levels.

See the entire Faraprene line at http://primexcolor.com/products/thermoplastic-elastomers/.

By leveraging the resources of the Primex Plastics “One Company”, PCC&A can manage the complete supply chain, from pellet to shipment to recycling, thus providing quality control, warehousing and distribution from six U.S. and one European facility. As part of the $600 million Primex family of companies, the vast R&D, production and sales network provides nationwide assistance to customers as Primex continues to invest in new technology, new personnel and new processes.

 

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives Technical Services & Solutions

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has published a document specifying its line of technical services and solutions. Since its beginnings in 1957 as the Frank V. O’Neil Color Company, PCC&A has been more than just about supplying quality products to the plastics industry. They’ve been a trusted partner in the development, production and marketing of polymer solutions.

PCC&A employs 20 researchers, scientists and technicians with over 100 combined years in color and specialty compounds. By engaging customers during early stage development they’re able to identify both challenges and opportunities before they become complications. Through collaboration with customers, they brainstorm solutions and recommend the most effective and efficient course of action to ensure product success.

In 2014 PCC&A’s parent company, Primex Plastics, opened the John J. Farber Technology and Innovation Center in central Indiana. Through chemical and mechanical analysis, large and small-scale pilot lines, and in-house thermoforming capabilities, PCC&A can handle a broad range of requests and very specific requirements. The Farber Center is an accredited facility for mechanical testing under A2LA Certificate Number 4071.01.

According to Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, “by leveraging the total solutions of the Primex Plastics “OneCompany” venture, we can control the complete supply chain, from pellet to shipment to recycling, thus providing quality control, warehousing and distribution from our six U.S. and one European facility. As part of the $600 million Primex family of companies, our vast R&D, production and sales network provides nationwide assistance to our customers as Primex continues to invest in new technology, new personnel and new processes.”

For more information about our full line of services including testing capabilities: Download our Services and Solutions Brochure

ONE COMPANY. ONE DIRECTION. ONE SOLUTION.

To our valued customers:

In light of recent plastics industry acquisitions and other changes in the marketplace, we’d like to reiterate our position and continued commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.

One Company. One Direction. One Solution.

The consolidation of our Woodruff and O’Neil divisions into our Primex “One Company” concept earlier this year is just one of many ways we continue to improve vertical integration, leverage our resources and improve solutions.

With the renaming of Woodruff and O’Neil to Primex Design & Fabrication and Primex Color, Compounding & Additives, respectively, we not only rebranded, we are defining ourselves as a single point of entry for your important projects and promoting our ability to deliver total solutions, from early-stage development assistance to material formulation to recycling.

But it’s more than one-stop shopping. It’s involvement at every stage of production, ensuring Primex’s assets are fully employed to identify your challenges and offer the best solutions. We will now be able to leverage all Primex resources, including technical development, nationwide warehousing and distribution, quality control and a single point of contact for the entire process.

While other companies see only financial ups and downs, we see opportunities to invest in our technologies, facilities and people with the singular goal of enhancing our ability to deliver quality, value and se