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A new venture between Plastics Color Corp. (PCC) and German manufacturer and sister company Raschig GmbH, will give PCC an expanded line that will include thermoset plastic molding compounds. Raschig, headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and PCC headquartered in Calumet City, IL, are both subsidiaries of Sun Valley, California-based PMC Global Inc. Raschig will be distributing PCC's complete line of additives, masterbatches and other polymer technologies throughout Europe.

Clare Goldsberry

November 12, 2013

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Plastics Color Corp. forms new venture with Raschig GmbH

"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," said PCC VP of Business Development Timothy Workman. "Raschig's expertise and market experience really complements ours, and vice versa."

Raschig's granulated, free-flowing molding compounds are plastics that chemically cross-link when processed. The final 3-dimensional structure obtained after the hardening process inhibits the material from subsequent deformation. The properties of these thermosets remain constant at high application temperatures, even when these temperatures are exceeded for short periods, said a company release.

Raschig produces several lines of thermosets including melamine, epoxy, polyester and phthalates. The company, founded in 1891, has plants in Ludwigshafen and Espenhain, Germany, and Hoek van Holland, Netherlands. Plastics Color has manufacturing facilities in Calumet City, IL; Asheboro, NC; Sun Valley, CA, and Nanjing, China.

Raschig products now available in North America include melamine and melamine/phenolic molding compounds; epoxy molding compounds, polyester molding compounds, silicone molding compounds, Melamine/Polyester molding compounds, phenolic molding compounds, Diallyl phthalate and Diallyl iso-phthalate molding compounds, and powder in-mold coatings.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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