PRIMEX COLOR, COMPOUNDING & ADDITIVES ANNOUNCES NEW LINE OF 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 announced a new line of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for general molding use.
The Faraprene H300 series of elastomers is intended for general use in a wide variety of injection molded products and adheres well to polyolefin (i.e. PE, PP) substrates. “Faraprene adds soft touch and grip to many household, industrial and OEM products,” says Technical Director Anthony Montalvo. “It’s a lightweight and durable product that can be custom-compounded to meet specific needs such as color and UV resistance and comes in a range of hardness from 25 to 95 Shore A.”
According to Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, PCC&A has produced TPEs for over 25 years. “This new line is formulated for general use while our other Faraprene lines have very specific characteristics such as high temperature resistance, high abrasion resistance and high strength for more demanding applications. We offer a wide range of TPE grades to meet critical performance requirements.”
- Faraprene H300 Features
- General purpose use
- Appropriate for injection molding applications
- UV resistant grades available
- Soft, flexible feel
- Excellent grip characteristics
- Adhesion to PP, PE substrates
- Drying not required
- Hardness 25-95 Shore A
- Easily colorable
O’NEIL TO DEMO THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS AT PACK EXPO CHICAGO
O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leader in color masterbatches and custom specialty compounds for the plastics processing industry, will display its Faraprene C-Series thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) for injection and extrusion at Pack Expo 2016 booth E-6782, November 6-9 in Chicago. Faraprene C, available in various hardness levels from Shore A 30 through 85, is an ideal replacement for thermoplastic rubber and PVC-based elastomers in a wide variety of applications requiring highly elastic properties.
“In addition to outperforming other competitive thermoplastic elastomers in scratch and tear resistance along with elastic behavior, Faraprene C is also an ultra-low extractable material,” said Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s Product Manager Lee Pfaffle, “making it ideal for many consumer and industrial applications.” Additionally, Faraprene C is 100 percent recyclable and contains no phthalates as found in PVC-based materials “It’s a superior choice for molders and manufacturers attempting to reduce their environmental impact,” said Pfaffle.
The Faraprene C-Series is available as high gloss, high clarity, and pre-colored or black and can be custom-formulated to meet specific manufacturing needs with additional performance enhancing additives. All Faraprene C-Series grades can be formulated to FDA compliance standards so they can be used in many consumer end-use applications.
For more information about the Faraprene line contact your O’Neil representative or Lee Pfaffle at (423) 327-2876. Primex Color, Compounding & Additives’s Faraprene data sheets can be downloaded at http://primexcolor.com/products/faraperene-tpetpo/
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, 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.