Plastics Color Corporation, a supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies, added two new production lines to its Asheboro, North Carolina
, manufacturing facility.
According to Plant Manager Robert Wagner, the two Steer 40mm twin-screw extruders, along with ancillary equipment, allow PCC to produce lots from 50 to 2,000 pounds. "The new lines give us more flexibility, faster changeover times, tighter tolerances and reduced lead times," said Wagner.
"We are constantly investing in our resources, including facilities and personnel, to service our customers more efficiently," said Wagner. "As we produce more specialized products for plastics
processors, such as MicroBlok antimicrobials, Mi Batch anti-counterfeiting taggants and FlamaSol flame retardants, we need to become more agile in producing various size batches. Our new lines give us this needed flexibility and allow us to remain cost effective.”
PCC's Asheboro facility mainly produces color, additive masterbatches and custom formulations with some white production as well. The facility, which employs 44 workers, has eight production lines, three sample lines and an A2LA certified color laboratory housed on the campus. Additionally, Asheboro is home to PCC's Customer Solutions Center, a combination design, research and testing facility.