Primex Color & Compounding Opens Customer Solutions Center

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has opened a customer solutions center at its Jasper, Tenn. facility. The leading-edge design and application development center consists of a high-end color and product design center, conferencing facilities and close proximity to the company’s sampling and testing operations.

“This new resource allows us to work closely with customers during the product development phase in order to recommend the right colors and other characteristics for their end products and quickly produce color chips and molded samples from the exact materials and additives contained in the finished product,” says PCC&A’s Technical Director Anthony Montalvo. “Our researchers, scientists and technicians, with over 100 combined years of color and compounding experience, are close at hand during the brainstorming sessions so we can quickly identify and solve any potential issues.”

The Solutions Center fills a need for creative and problem-solving capabilities. Clients can immerse themselves in branding and product development, assisted by PCC&A’s experts and state-of-the-art equipment, including a full line of testing and analytical equipment and lighting that simulates various daylight and interior conditions. The facility is ISO 9001-2015 certified.

Additionally, the Solutions Center houses PCC&A’s research and development lab that works in concert with customers, providing the capabilities to enhance current products and engineer new material compounds. PCC&A’s Tennessee plant produces a wide range of colorants and additives for customers in food packaging, construction, medical, consumer products and other industries.

With access to high-performance and specialty-engineered materials, PCC&A develops the right custom solution to ensure the success of end-products. Additional support for specialized testing and engineering is provided by the John J. Farber Technology and Innovation Center, an ISO 17025 certified and A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) accredited laboratory, which is operated by PCC&A’s parent company, Primex Plastics.

“Between our Solutions Center and the Farber Center, our chemists and engineering staff provide world-class problem solving, reverse engineering and innovative testing, ensuring final processes and production that exceed customer expectations,” says Montalvo.

The One Company Solution

Plastics Technology Magazine features an overview of Primex and its “One Company” family of products and services.

Primex has vertically integrated its color compounding, sheet extrusion, and fabrication businesses to provide a single-source solution to customers in a wide range of industries.

Primex Plastics: The name evokes a long history of innovation and tradition in sheet extrusion. That’s understandable. The company was founded in 1965 with the goal of becoming the leader in the custom sheet extrusion industry. It started in Englewood, N.J., with three extruders. Today, it runs 125 extrusion lines in six plants in the U.S. and Great Britain. Extruders ranging in size from 4.5 to 8 in. produce sheet at widths from 54 to 180 in. and in thicknesses from 0.006 to 0.5 in. Company-wide, it carries a raw-material inventory of 70 million lb. Headquartered in Richmond, Ind., the company produces about 500 million lb of sheet per year, employs 1250 people, and has annual sales of about $500 million. Primex is part of ICC Industries, a New York-based holding company that owns various firms in plastics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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Primex Plastics Appoints New England Territory Manager

Primex Plastics Corporation, the leader in custom extruded plastic sheet and roll products for thermoforming, fabrication and printing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Garrett Donatelli to the position of territory business manager for the New England area.

Donatelli has extensive experience in the plastics industry, primarily in the sales of color concentrates, additives and recycling/reprocessing services. He will primarily focus on development of market opportunities for Primex’s color, compounding and additives business. Donatelli will work from his office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and report to regional manager Jeff Gusaeff. He can be reached at (978) 501-4587.

“I’m looking forward to extending the Primex brand throughout New England,” said Donatelli. “I’ve been selling similar products and services for my entire career, so I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and Primex’s extensive offerings to expand sales.”

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives, formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, develops and delivers custom solutions including color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds to plastics processors throughout the country from its manufacturing facilities in Garfield, New Jersey and Jasper, Tennessee.

Donatelli is a native of Leominster, Massachusetts and a 2007 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

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.”