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.