This is the future of how business will be conducted with speed-to- market being of utmost importance
Calumet City, Ill. (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, has announced the launch of isaac™, a unique customizable web portal that connects customers to a broad range of useful business information and resources. The online information service was first demonstrated at NPE 2012: The International Plastics Showcase, April 1-5, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
“isaac is a dynamic new system that allows PCC to engage its customers at the earliest stage of development and keep them informed of everything we can do together as collaborators in the plastics market,” explained Tim Workman, PCC vice president of business development. isaac is applicable for iOS and Android systems for tablets as well as PC and Mac systems.
The digital service is a reservoir of information that affords customers a direct window into color development, design, testing, production, compliance, delivery, and inventory, according to Workman. “This is the future of how business will be conducted with speed-to- market being of utmost importance,” said Joe Bryne, vp. of sales and marketing. isaac is a value-added service that streamlines the information flow and reduces the design and product development cycle. For example, customers can work from a palette of pre-assigned colors and send samples electronically and design a product in real-time thanks to digital data exchange.
With a password protected log-in, customers can access a wide range of data on color, logistics, design, inquiry, production, compliance, regulatory, and tech service. isaac is not a fixed information system but is customizable to a customer’s business needs. There is no direct fee for the service but access will depend on a customer’s purchasing level, said Workman.
The isaac web portal is a unique service for plastics compounders and end users. Customers can currently access a small sample of this information from different suppliers but PCC is the first to assemble all this information in a comprehensive package, according to Workman. PCC worked closely with customers to design the system, incorporating the most desired information elements that address key business needs and market objectives. The system will continue to evolve and undergo refinements with customer input, said Workman.
The isaac information portal – outfitted with a core group of information and data categories - is available upon customer request. PCC will work closely with customers to tailor the system, adding new information and capabilities as needed.
The launch of isaac is a key element of PPC’s successful business model which focuses on the company’s role as a solutions provider rather than a typical color supplier.
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 solutions 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 (800) 922-9936 or visit http://www.plasticscolor.com.