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Packaging

The color of a package can set a product apart on the store shelf.  From concept to product launch, the packaging market is both creative and dynamic.  With access to the latest special effect pigments, color trending and a true understanding of the need for fast design turn-around, UCC has shown that it has what it takes to be a true color partner in the packaging world.

Cosmetic Packaging, Bottle, Color ConcentrateIn addition to expertise in design, UCC also has extensive experience in process troubleshooting, formula optimization, cost saving assistance and functional package enhancement.  Serving the personal care, cosmetic and food packaging markets since 1981, UCC knows what it takes to set your package apart.

UCC can provide solid and liquid masterbatches to color a variety of polymers used in the packaging industry. These polymers include but are not limited to: PP, PE, PET, PETG, GPPS and HIPS. In addition, UCC can formulate at various let down ratios as well as incorporate a number of special effects or functional additives.

Specialty Colorants

From jewel-toned transparent to sparkly pearl, the Color Technology Line of Specialty Colorants is just a sampling of formulation diversity UCC offers.

Additives

Additives can be incorporated into a color masterbatch formulation or provided as a stand alone additive masterbatch. UCC offers a variety of functional additives. Please visit the Additive Offerings page for more information.

Regulatory Information

Packaging often requires adherence to various regulatory standards. UCC can formulate in accordance with a number of regulatory guidelines. For more information, please visit the Regulatory Information page.

Case Study

The Customer
Producer of Injection Molded Packaging

The Application
Injection Molded Jar for Face Cream

The Challenge
Match and produce two color masterbatch formulas using painted design prototypes as targets. The design prototypes contained paint pigment and a color luster not achievable using molded in color. The timeline required that the matches and samples be complete by the end of week 1 and production quantities be produced by the end of week 2.

The Process
The prototype designer was invited to the UCC Design Center located in Holland, MI. A dedicated color formulator worked with the designer through an intensive color matching process until the 2 colors were matched to the designer’s expectations. A sample was immediately produced and shipped to mold for part approval. Approval was granted without the need to resample and the first order was produced.

The Results
The match, sample and production order were completed in less than 10 days. The first production run of the jars was successful and the end product reached the store shelves on time and on color.