Plastics Color Corp. (PCC; Calumet City, IL) has opened its new clean compounding facility in Sun Valley, CA, modeling its fourth production plant after its segregated "Plant Within a Plant" concept initially unveiled at PCC's Asheboro, NC campus. The supplier of color concentrates, additive masterbatches, pre-colored resin, and toll compounding initially announced plans for the facility in Southern California in May 2010.
The 30,000-ft2 Sun Valley plant will employ 14 at startup and operate two segregated clean lines, targeting the medical, pharmaceutical, and food-packaging industries The plant will also warehouse PCC's commodity products for distribution to locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as storing PCC's black and white products for quick delivery.
Joe Byrne, PCC VP of sales and marketing, said last May that the demand for clean compounding and PCC's market research indicated that "this type of production is where our major opportunities are." Byrne said PCC also wanted the ability to service its growing number of West Coast customers with the same capabilities currently available from its Asheboro and Calumet City facilities....