Materials firm Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A) has opened a customer solutions center at its facility in Jasper, Tenn.
Officials said in a Sept. 12 news release that the design and application development center consists of a high-end color and product design center, conference 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," Technical director Anthony Montalvo said.
He added that with the new center, PCC&A — formerly O'Neil Color & Compounding — can quickly produce color chips and molded samples from the materials and additives contained in the finished product.
PCC&A's researchers, scientists and technicians, with more than 100 combined years of color and compounding experience, also are close at hand during brainstorming sessions, so PCC&A can quickly identify and solve any potential issues, Montalvo said.
The center also includes testing and analytical equipment and lighting that simulates various daylight and interior conditions. The Jasper plant produces a wide range of colorants and additives for customers in food packaging, construction, medical, consumer products and other industries.
PCC&A is a unit of Primex Plastics Corp., a plastic sheet extruder based in Richmond, Ind. Primex consolidated O'Neill and container maker Woodruff Corp. under the Primex name in late 2016. The O'Neil unit had been founded in New York in 1957. In addition to Jasper, PCC&A operates a plant in Garfield, N.J.