Please visit: Plastics Color Corporation
14201 Paxton Ave.
Calumet City, IL 60409 US
We're a global provider of custom polymer solutions, compounds, colorants, and additive masterbatches in an extensive range of markets. PCC supports a wide variety of manufacturing processes, materials and additive packages that include: process additives, pigment blends and thermoplastic compounds of all types.
PCC now offers a new line of safe, non-halogenated flame retardant systems for polypropylene. FlamaSol FR™ contains no decabromodiphenyl oxide (decabrome) nor antimony, two common ingredients in most flame retardant packages. Decabrome and antimony trioxide are considered potentially toxic and are thus being eliminated in flame retardant formulations, with manufacturing scheduled to cease in 2012.
Our Solutions Center
The PCC Solutions Center developed FlamaSol FR™ in response to a rising need in the marketplace for safer flame resistant plastics. Our team of scientists at PCC tested a wide variety of materials under simulated temperature and combustion conditions to find the best formulations for our customers.
PCC’s new non-brominated flame retardant PP system produces superb extinguishing performance without the use of these hazardous chemicals. FlamaSol FR is ideal for use in construction materials (electrical conduit, junction boxes, switch boxes), warehousing products (shelving and pallets), personal electronic equipment (computers, printers and televisions) and other applications where extreme heat may cause ignition. Products made with FlamaSol FR will self-extinguish, protecting surroundings and personnel from fire hazards.
FlamaSol FR for PP surpasses testing standards of UL 94 and ANSI 4996 for plastic pallets and performs better than our previous flame retardant systems. FlamaSol FR PP is appropriate for use in injection molding, extrusion and blow molding applications.
At recent Plastec West show, material suppliers introduced grades that can withstand more and more varied sterilizations and/or materials that utilize specialty additives to impart antimicrobial properties.
Just as eco-friendliness was a major theme in materials news at the big show in April, so it was with additives.
Bioplastics take center stage.