Plastics Color to offer thermoset molding compounds

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: October 30, 2013 3:31 pm ET
Updated: October 30, 2013 3:32 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Materials Suppliers

Compounding firm Plastics Color Corp. is venturing into thermoset molding compounds for the first time.

Calumet City, Ill.-based PCC is making the move by working with thermoset supplier Raschig GmbH of Ludwigshafen, Germany. Both PCC and Raschig are owned by industrial conglomerate PMC Global Inc. of Sun Valley, Calif.

The PCC-Raschig arrangement will include cross-distribution of each other’s products, PCC officials said in a recent news release.

“The expanded relationship between PCC and Raschig will help both our companies better serve our customers by offering a more complete line of polymer products for a wider variety of manufacturing needs and markets,” business development vice president Timothy Workman said in the release.

“Raschig’s expertise and market experience really complement ours, and vice versa,” he added.

Raschig’s thermoset portfolio includes melamine, epoxy and polyester. The 122-year-old firm operates two plants in Germany and one in the Netherlands.

PCC employs about 130 at three plants in the U.S. and one in China. Earlier this year, the firm opened a new color-selection web portal and entered the anti-counterfeiting market with a new line of particle taggants.


Comments

Plastics Color to offer thermoset molding compounds

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: October 30, 2013 3:31 pm ET
Updated: October 30, 2013 3:32 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

New Hexcel plant will supply carbon fiber for Airbus A350 XWB

September 30, 2014 2:43 pm ET

Hexcel Corp. is investing $250 million on a new carbon fiber plant in France, with part of the production going into the future Airbus SAS A350 XWB.    More

Image

LyondellBasell CEO Gallogly to retire

September 30, 2014 3:00 pm ET

James Gallogly, CEO of Houston-based polyolefins producer LyondellBasell Industries NV, on Sept. 29 announced plans to retire in 2015.    More

Image

Asahi Kasei breaks ground on Alabama compounding plant

September 29, 2014 5:39 pm ET

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America will be able to solve two problems at once with a new compounding plant in Athens, Ala.    More

Image

DuPont shifting Teflon production in China

September 29, 2014 2:35 pm ET

DuPont Co. will spend more than $15 million to improve its fluoropolymer product offerings in China.    More

Image

Sale of PVC maker Oltchim still in limbo

September 29, 2014 10:25 am ET

Fresh attempts to privatize insolvent Romanian PVC producer Oltchim SA have met with new obstacles as the European Union questioned the Romanian gover...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events