Carolina Color introduced G2 in 2008 and G3 in 2015. Both pellet color technologies launched an entirely new way of producing color and additive concentrates. In this new video, Dr. Ron compares the two technologies.
G2 vs. G3 Technologies Compared:
- G2 is a material based solution to the age-old problem of putting more color and additives into a tiny package. G2 provides benefits to customers, such as reduced processing temperatures and faster cleanout when changing from one color to another. G2 was quickly adopted by many of the major durable products manufacturers. Carolina Color has 70% of the rollout cart and portable toilet market and 50% of the polypropylene siding market.
- The newer G3 achieves even greater improvements and does so through a total system approach. The benefits of the G3 processing system include the ability to deliver customers the most cost-effective colorant solution in the industry and to do so in pellet form.
- G3 formulations for the packaging market regularly contain 45% organic and 50% or more pearlescent pigment—nearly doubling the former industry standard of 30%.
Photo Caption: In the case of styrenics, G3 has been able to achieve a 30% increase in dye loadings. In one packaging application—a foamed styrene tray used in supermarkets—loadings went from the industry standard of 25-30% to more than 40%.
The entire video can be viewed on YouTube:
Carolina Color’s G2 and G3 product lines have proven performance in diverse applications, including outdoor durables, packaging, industrial, non-automotive transportation, and much more. Convertors continue to be amazed by these game-changing technologies.
Carolina Color Corporation—a successful, family-owned company since 1967—serves colorant needs from ISO 9001:2008 certified locations in North Carolina and Ohio.
About Ron Harris
Ronald M. Harris, PhD., is a widely recognized expert in coloring plastics and has contributed to several books on the subject. In addition, he holds 14 patents in the field of plastics materials and coatings. Harris has been involved with Carolina Color for 10 years as a director of technology. As such, Harris has a unique perceptive on the company’s significant growth with the launch of G3.