Primex Color, Compounding & Additives Appoints New Product Manager

Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), a leading supplier of colors, compounds and polymer solutions for plastics processors, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Boudreau to the position of product manager for its colorant operations. 

Boudreau has extensive experience in the plastics industry, primarily in the sales of color concentrates, additives and specialty compounds for extrusion, injection and other processes. He will focus on identifying market opportunities for new business throughout the United States and assist the sales team in developing customer solutions. Boudreau will work from his office in Maine. He can be reached at (207) 205-9818.

Prior to joining Primex, Boudreau was an account manager and business development manager for several regional and national color and polymer companies where he grew sales, supervised teams and brought new product categories to market.

According to PCC&A’s Director of Sales and Business Development Paul Cusolito, Boudreau was a natural choice for the position. “I’ve known Dave for many years, and we have crossed paths often. His extensive plastics industry experience and track record of building business will help us extend the Primex brand.” 

“I’ve been in the color and compounding industry for over 20 years and have always admired Primex as a leader in the plastics business,” said Boudreau. “The company has a great business model and constantly invests in its people, facilities and customers. I feel I can make a major contribution here as Primex continues to evolve.” 

Boudreau lives in Old Orchard Beach, Maine and is a 1995 graduate of Charter University with a BS in Sales and Marketing.

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.