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Commodore Plastics

ing developed our own unique manufacturing footprint that's different from
our competitors'," he says. "We don't
buy our equipment from anyone; we
build it ourselves."

Changing Market
The degree of flexibility Commodore
Plastics brings to the marketplace is
crucial for the company's continued
success in light of the way the industry
is changing. According to Braddon, food
processors today are looking for greater
diversity in foam trays for various applications, specifically when it comes
to colors and sizes. "One of the biggest
challenges today is that the number of
different tray requirements is increasing," he says. At the same time, food
processors continue to raise the bar in

terms of food safety in their processes,
increasing the pressure on manufacturers such as Commodore Plastics to
meet more stringent requirements.
Braddon says the company's BRC Packaging certification demonstrates its
commitment to adhering to the highest
food safety standards.
Along with the challenges from within the industry, Braddon says Commodore Plastics continues to work against
the misconceptions some people have
about foam. He says many people don't
understand that polystyrene doesn't
involve hazardous chemicals and can
be recycled, making it more eco-friendly than materials from the past. Foaming any packaging material is good for
the environment.
Despite the challenges, Braddon says

Northeast

Commodore Plastics is focused on continued success in the near future. He
says the company's unique ability to
solve problems for its customers makes
it a trusted partner with numerous food
processors, and as long as food processors have packaging problems to solve,
Commodore Plastics will continue to be
there with solutions. mt
Carolina Color Carolina Color's G3 color concentrate

technology achieves record colorant-loading rates of
over 40 percent for polystyrene (PS) foam packaging
applications. Molders of Polystyrene (PS) foam packaging
for poultry, meat, vegetables and eggs are extremely cost
sensitive. Carolina Color's R&D team knew their G3 technology could exceed the standard current loading rates of
24 to 27 percent. Recent trial runs for a PS foam customer
produced record color-loading rates of 43 percent. G3
technology not only provides an increase of over 60 to 70
percent more dye and pigment providing PS foam molders
with major cost to color savings, it also colors PS foam
packaging more efficiently than conventional options. For
more information visit: www.carolinacolor.com.

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