Plastics Color Corporation Launches an Additive Masterbatch with Rohm and Strengthening Bioplastics

    CALUMET CITY, Ill., Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- Joe Byrne, Vice President of Sales
and Marketing, Plastics Color Corporation (PCC) is delighted to announce that
in addition to PCC's available line of colorant and additive masterbatches for
polylactic acid (PLA), the company now offers an innovative line of
masterbatch additive using a new impact modifier from Rohm and Haas -
Paraloid-BPM 500(TM).
    Polylactic acid, a bioplastic polymer derived from renewable resources
such as corn, has been welcomed by the packaging industry to reduce dependence
on petro-chemical based plastics. This move toward PLA-based packaging has now
been enhanced by the introduction of Paraloid-BPM 500. While there had been
attempts to strengthen PLA with impact modifiers in the past, they were
unsuccessful in producing an acceptable level of transparency.
    Now Paraloid-BPM 500 broadens the usability of bioplastics by making them
stronger without losing the desirable clarity so important in packaging. With
it, Plastics Color Corporation has produced a masterbatch with the added
benefit of being easily incorporated into the current delivery systems of
manufacturing processes.
    In addition to the benefit of improving impact and tear resistance of PLA
without sacrificing clarity, the Paraloid BPM-500 masterbatch also complies
with food contact requirements in Europe and with room temperature food
contact requirements in the United States.
    "Plastics Color Corporation has been involved in the development of PLA
colorant and additive masterbatches for several years now," said Joe Byrne,
Plastics Color Corporation's VP of Sales and Marketing. "This is one of the
most exciting offerings we have rolled out to date. Working with Rohm and Haas
to develop the Paraloid BPM-500 masterbatch over the last several months has
been a wonderful experience. We are very proud of the end result."
    About Plastics Color Corporation
    Plastics Color Corporation is committed to the Pyramid of Partnership -
an innovative and interactive environment of customers, vendors, and
associates sharing the latest information and technology while continually
improving as a global presence and a leader in the plastics, colorants and
specialty compound business.

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For further information: Joe Byrne, Plastics Color Corporation, 
+1-330-289-4584 Web Site:

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