WOODRUFF/O’NEIL ANNOUNCE NAME CHANGE
Woodruff Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reusable, returnable and recyclable plastic shipping containers, point of purchase displays and retail packaging, and O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, have announced a change of their names to Primex Design & Fabrication and Primex Color, Compounding & Additives, respectively. Both companies are divisions of sheet extruder Primex Plastics Corporation, a subsidiary of ICC Industries.
“The new names are more indicative of who we are, what we do and our relationships with our parent company, our customers, employees and suppliers,” said Doug Borgsdorf, Primex’s Business Unit Director for Woodruff and O’Neil.
Though the new names don’t become official until January 1, 2017, both companies are using Pack Expo 2016 (Chicago, November 6-9) to launch what they call the “one company” concept. “We want to use this opportunity to introduce our various constituents to, not only the new names, but the important changes in the way we interface with the market,” said Borgsdorf.
“The new names reflect an emphasis on the synergies between Woodruff, O’Neil and Primex in delivering total solutions to our customers, from materials through recycling,” said Primex President Mike Cramer. But it’s more than one-stop shopping. It’s involvement at the project development stage, ensuring all of Primex’s assets are employed to solve customer challenges and offer the best solutions. According to Cramer, these resources include technical development at Primex’s John J. Farber Technology and Innovation Center, centralized quality control, faster delivery and a single point of contact for the entire process. “All of our Business Managers will be cross trained and well versed in the entire Primex family of services and expertise, allowing them to offer our customers a more comprehensive approach to their needs,” said Tim Schultz, Primex Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
An additional benefit to the changes include customer access to Primex’s vast inventory and local distribution network. These encompass five U.S. locations and one in Europe, providing just-in-time (JIT) materials for manufacturers along with 24/7 technical support.
“The name changes allow our companies to approach the market with one unified brand, one that has stood for high quality, innovative products since 1965,” said Schultz.
O’NEIL ANNOUNCES IN-STOCK WHITE PROGRAM
Jasper, Tenn., September 2, 2016 — O’Neil Color & Compounding (www.primexcolor.com), a leader in color masterbatches and custom specialty compounds for the plastics processing industry, has announced the availability of stock white colorants for injection, extrusion, co-extrusion and blow molding. The ten stock products are available in various shipment sizes from drum to Gaylord. O’Neil created the standard Stock White line specifically to serve the needs of customers who require a rapid delivery schedule. The new “quick ship” program allows O’Neil to ship ten different white masterbatches in as little as one day.
The program was specifically designed to assist many molders who may need a smaller amount of product for an immediate job, rather than a full truckload. Economies of scale in production of larger quantities allow these molders to order exact amounts for their job while benefiting from advance production of larger quantities of the masterbatches.
“Our stock masterbatches are formulated in a variety of concentrates, polymers and applications,” according to O’Neil Product Manager Lee Pfaffle. “We constantly monitor raw material pricing in order to ensure our customers are getting the best pricing available.” See the chart below for specific products.
All masterbatches in the Quick Ship line are approved for food contact applications. “These products are all produced in Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s new clean compounding isolated manufacturing line in an environment which virtually eliminates contamination from other products,” said Pfaffle.
All of Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s products can also be customized with a variety of attributes including fade/UV resistance, release/gloss and laser marking.
For more information about the Stock White program contact your O’Neil representative or Beth Bean at (800) 234-6159 or email QSWhite@primexcolor.com.
O’NEIL HIRES COMPOUNDING PRODUCT MANAGER
Jasper, Tenn., August 5, 2015 – O’Neil Color & Compounding (www.primexcolor.com), a leader in color masterbatches and custom compounds for the plastics processing industry, has announced the appointment of Lee Pfaffle to the new position of product manager for its compounding division. Prior to joining O’Neil, Pfaffle was with Owens Corning of Toledo, Ohio, where he directed several functions in their composite solutions business.
Upon Pfaffle’s arrival, O’Neil business unit director Doug Borgsdorf stated that, “Lee will provide O’Neil with the leadership and experience we need as we look to the future. O’Neil is planning significant expansion in both our color and specialty compounding businesses and Lee will play an integral role.”
Pfaffle has over twenty years’ experience in the plastics industry since graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in chemical engineering. He said, “It’s a great time to be joining O’Neil as we grow the business and provide our customers with a wider spectrum of materials and services.”
About O’Neil Color & Compounding
Originally founded in New York in 1957, O’Neil Color & Compounding, a division of Primex Plastics Corporation, operates lines in Garfield, New Jersey and Jasper, Tennessee, producing color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds. They include high performance custom materials such as TPE/TPO/TPV elastomers, flame retardant olefins and styrenics, anti-stats, ESD’s and fully conductive compounds, and structural and wear resistant formulations for injection, extrusion, blow molding and rotational molding applications. For more information contact Tim Talbott at (404) 914-1852 or visitwww.primexcolor.com.
O’NEIL ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Jasper, Tenn., July 20, 2015 -O’Neil Color & Compounding (www.primexcolor.com), a leader in color masterbatches and custom compounds for the plastics processing industry, has announced the retirement of company president, Mark Bruner. Bruner is a 38-year veteran of the plastics industry and has been Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s president since 2005. He will be replaced by Doug Borgsdorf, who now assumes duties as the business unit director of O’Neil and Woodruff, both subsidiaries of Primex Plastics Corporation. Borgsdorf was previously president of Plastics Color Corporation and vice president of business development for PMC Global, Incorporated.
Upon his retirement Bruner stated, “It has been a great experience and honor leading Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s growth over the last 10-years and serving as part of the management team of Primex Plastics, our parent. We have a great team of people who have accomplished significant growth since I joined them in 2005.”
Bruner started his career in plastics as a sales representative for Shell Chemical in 1976 handling polystyrene and polypropylene customers in the mid-west.
Mike Cramer, President of Primex Plastics, stated, “Mark will surely be missed. His leadership made a significant contribution to Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s growth. We’re confident that the addition of Doug to our management team will help take O’Neil to a whole new level of product development, sales increases and service to our customers.
About O’Neil Color & Compounding
Originally founded in New York in 1957, O’Neil Color & Compounding, a division of Primex Plastics Corporation, operates lines in Garfield, New Jersey and Jasper, Tennessee, producing color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds. They include high performance custom materials such as TPE/TPO/TPV elastomers, flame retardant olefins and styrenics, anti-stats, ESD’s and fully conductive compounds, and structural and wear resistant formulations for injection, extrusion, blow molding and rotational molding applications.
For more information contact Tim Talbott at (404) 914-1852 or visit www.primexcolor.com.