National Plastics Color specializes in custom color. In
fact, nearly 90% of our business is in custom colors. We employ the latest
spectrophotometric computer technology combined with highly trained and
experienced staff to read your color target, define its profile, and
complete a match which provides the best colorant for your needs.
NPC has an unprecedented turnaround on our color matching
process. We provide an exact color match, at a price that is affordable
to your application’s requirements. Upon completion of your color
match, a five to ten pound sample will be sent to you for approval.
With over 25 years of combined experience in the packaging,
loading, and delivery of color concentrate, our people know how to get
the job done right the first time.
Our Traffic Department does its utmost to ensure only cost
effective, quality transportation is utilized. Shipments are made by
our own fleet of trucks as well as other licensed, reliable carriers.
We research all outside carriers thoroughly, as well as our own drivers.
We believe that when your order is due to arrive is just as important
as how it gets there.
NPC offers packaging designed to your needs, including
three sizes of cardboard, reusable plastic bins, bags, and super sacks.
Along with our standard packaging options, NPC offers its customers a
program that utilizes reusable 1000 lb. plastic gaylords. This program
provides you with an economical and efficient method of shipping and
storing your product. These gaylords are a strong vehicle to contain
your product, they are stackable, have a four-way entry system, and can
fold up flat when empty.
With this program, customers are able to avoid disposal
costs associated with corrugated gaylords. When NPC delivers a shipment
of product to you, the empty gaylords are collected and returned to NPC
for the next shipment. Further information can be obtained regarding
the reusable program, by contacting your local sales representative.
Great quality starts with the highest standards in raw
materials and total control of processing. We follow through with strict
ISO training and internal audits.
At NPC, the training of our production workers is the “keystone” to
our quality and precision production. Our Production Training Department
conducts a formal training program, with all new employees, that is up
to six weeks in length. Every six months all production workers are evaluated
on their quality performance to determine if additional training is needed.
As a new product or process is introduced into our system, the training
department develops a program to train all existing workers.
Our Processing Control System sets the variable that control
the quality of our product. The cleaning of a blender, blending procedures,
blending time, extrusion temperatures, RPM, AMPS, classification methods,
and the line cleaning method are all documented and followed for each
individual color formula and individual customer’s requirements.
All measuring devices (i.e. Scales, temperature gauges
etc.) are calibrated on a regular ISO certified basis to ensure their
accuracy. This occurs, on average, every 90 days.
All customer requirements regarding shipping or material
content are available during the production process and are monitored
to ensure each production run meets your individual requirements. Requirements
regarding any shipping specifications are also monitored and carried
out. This includes packaging specifications, such as plastic gaylords,
barrels, bags or super sacks. It also includes delivery schedule requirements,
such as bookings, specified delivery hours and restricted days.