Plastics Color Corp. Now Offering Thermoset Compounds

Calumet City, Ill. – Plastics Color Corporation, a leader in thermoplastic compounds and solutions, is now offering thermoset plastic molding compounds through its new venture with German manufacturer Raschig GmbH, headquartered in Ludwigshafen. Plastics Color and Raschig 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.

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

PCC will be exhibiting with Raschig at the 2013 K Show, October 16-23, in Hall 5, Stand No. F40.

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.

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, Ill.; Asheboro, N.C.; Sun Valley, Calif. and Nanjing, China.

The following Raschig plastics products are available from PCC in North America:

Melamine & Melamine/Phenolic molding compounds

Epoxy molding compounds

Polyester molding compounds

Silicone molding compounds

Melamine/Polyester molding compounds

Phenolic molding compounds

Diallyl phthalate & Diallyl iso-phthalate molding compounds

Powder In-Mold Coatings

About Plastics Color Corporation

Plastics Color Corporation (PCC),  headquartered in Calumet City, Ill., is a global provider of colorants, compounds, additive masterbatches and custom polymer technologies for an extensive range of markets including pharmaceuticals, medical, consumer goods and others. PCC supports virtually every type of manufacturing process and material. We engage our customers from concept to commercialization and help them develop new cutting-edge products that lead the market. PCC has more than 40 years' experience in the polymer industry and operates fully-equipped product development laboratories and manufacturing facilities in California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Nanjing, China. PCC's Illinois and North Carolina labs are certified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, A2LA. PCC also provides testing and product development services through our Solutions Center in Asheboro, N.C. For more information, call Timothy Workman at (440) 670-8802 or visit

About Raschig GmbH

With almost 90 years of experience with thermosetting materials, Raschig's Plastics Division has expanded its standard product range of free-flowing molding compounds over the past few years through intensive development work as well as specific acquisitions. Various products have been developed in close cooperation with our customers to solve specific problems e.g. in the automobile, electrical and electrical engineering industries. Raschig molding compounds fulfill the highest quality requirements and conform to all current regional directives. The Plastics Division has a well-equipped pilot plant in Ludwigshafen, possessing the same technologies as in the main production, where it is able to develop materials as well as carry out various application tests.

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