Plastic Resins Inc. Selects X-Rite Pantone for Color Formulation

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Ci7800 Spectrophotometer and Color iMatch Software help Plastic Resins deliver fast, accurate small batch customer colors to molders

Plastic Resins specializes in small-lot custom color concentrates for plastics

We work with injection molders to provide small batch custom colors and need the best color formulation solutions on the market to stay competitive.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today reported that Plastic Resins, a family-owned business specializing in the development of small-lot custom color concentrates for plastics, has standardized on X-Rite color management solutions for color formulation and measurement. Using the X-Rite Ci7800 benchtop spectrophotometer with Color iMatch software, Plastics Resins is able to easily measure samples and quickly generate accurate color recipes.

“We work with injection molders to provide small batch custom colors and need the best color formulation solutions on the market to stay competitive,” said Paul Warnell, CEO, Plastic Resins, Inc. “Our intention is to make our customers look fast and responsive and our X-Rite solutions are critical to making that happen.”

“A benefit of our new X-Rite Ci7800 and Color iMatch software is the ability to create color formulations and to adjust color if a batch is slightly off rather than beginning again,” said Warnell. “If we are building a formulation for a custom color, Color iMatch gets us 99 percent of the way there with accurate recipes, and guides us to making proper color adjustments for each lot. If we are matching a color to the Pantone Matching System, Color iMatch provides us the closest possible match, making the job of our technicians easier and faster.”

“Plastic Resins is unique in the compounding and colorant market as it primarily offers custom color resins and concentrates,” says Chris Winczewski, Vice President of Product Marketing, X-Rite. “As a result they need to be able to quickly formulate a color recipe and accurately produce it. Color iMatch is designed to automatically determine the best formula for an application based on the selected parameters, such as color difference, metamerism, opacity, lowest cost or number of colorants in a formula. This helps Plastic Resins create a formula for cost and color accuracy.”

X-Rite will showcase the Ci7800 at the K-Show, scheduled for 19-26 October 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. X-Rite will be located in Hall 8b, Stand H65.

For more information about end-to-end integrated color management solutions from X-Rite Pantone, visit

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit For the latest news, information and conversations, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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