The colors, which also include deep chocolate brown, juicy berry tones, an iridescent blue green, and an electric aqua green, can be varied from transparent to opaque. The new colors are for plastics and suitable for a wide variety of applications including cosmetics packaging, household items, design accessories, and car trim.

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