Teknor Apex customers now can use their plastic to buy plastics.
The materials firm's newly opened online Color Store allows any plastics processor to use a credit card to buy stock color concentrates in minimum order quantities of 2 pounds.
Officials with Teknor in Pawtucket, R.I., said in a news release that the new program will simplify purchasing, particularly for processors with small product runs. The system “makes online shopping as easy for color concentrates as it is for consumer items,” they said.
The Color Store enables a processor to purchase bags of 12 standard colors for polyolefins and some nylons using a credit card or PayPal. While colors are shipped in two-pound bags, customers may purchase up to 20 pounds per color at a time. There is no limit to the number of standard colors that can be purchased. All orders are shipped via UPS with freight prepaid and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) included. Overnight delivery is available.
“Color suppliers typically have a standard minimum order of 50 pounds,” Teknor Color sales director Jeff Neupauer said. “Why buy 50 pounds of concentrate when 2 pounds will do? The Color Store eliminates need to carry unnecessary inventory.”
The 12 concentrates are produced with FDA-compliant ingredients. Colors include Salsa Red, Citrus Orange, Sunflower Yellow, Candy Pink, Jungle Green, Forest Green, Celestial Blue, Denim Blue, Earth Brown, Wolf Gray, Raven Black and Winter White.
“Ordering concentrates from the Color Store is easy,” Neupauer added. “Starting with ‘Add to Cart,' site visitors follow the simple four-step procedure familiar to any online shopper.”
Teknor is one of North America's 30 largest compounders and concentrate makers. The firm also manufactures extruded hose products. Teknor employs more than 2,000 worldwide and has annual sales of more than $600 million.