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Badger Color Concentrates Inc. Welcomes Thomas Bernhardt as New General Manager

June 27, 2024

Mukwonago, Wisconsin -  Badger Color Concentrates Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Bernhardt as the new General Manager, effective July 1st, 2024. Mr. Bernhardt succeeds Mr. Mike Madey, who will be retiring at the end of this month.

Thomas has been with the Kafrit Group since last year as VP for Strategic Projects and has played a key role in Kafrit’s recent North American acquisition of ABSA Resin Technologies in Canada and Badger Color Concentrates in the US. Thomas brings a wealth of experience and expertise in senior positions within the plastics industry, particularly in the Masterbatch and Compounding sectors. His track record includes driving growth and success in leading companies such as Clariant, Archroma, Sukano, and Ingenia Polymers, making him an excellent fit for this new role.

In his new position, Thomas will drive Badger Color Concentrates Inc.’s strategy, enhance customer experience, and ensure sustainable growth.

Daniel Singer, Kafrit Group CEO, emphasized the importance of this transition: "Thomas has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic vision during his time with Kafrit. We are confident that under his guidance, Badger Color Concentrates Inc. will continue to thrive and innovate. We also want to thank Mike Madey, founder and previous General Manager of Badger Color Concentrates, and wish him a fulfilling retirement. His legacy will always be remembered."

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Masterbatch Process Versus Dry Blending in Polymer Manufacturing

In the world of polymer manufacturing, the methods employed to incorporate additives and colorants into base resins significantly impact product quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Two prevalent techniques, the masterbatch process, and dry blending, stand as pillars of additive integration in the industry. While both methods serve the same purpose, they exhibit distinctive differences that warrant exploration for manufacturers aiming to optimize their production processes.



Kafrit Group to acquire Badger Color Concentrates to strengthen its color masterbatch business and extend its presence in North America

February 28, 2024

Mukwonago, Wisconsin - Kafrit Industries (1993) Ltd. (“Kafrit Group”) announced its acquisition of Badger Color Concentrates Inc., a leading manufacturer of color concentrates and liquid colorants to the North American plastics industry.

This acquisition marks a significant milestone to Kafrit Group's global growth journey, adding a complete line of specialty color and additive concentrates to its already highly differentiated polymer solution portfolio.

Daniel Singer, Kafrit Group's CEO, remarked: "We are thrilled to welcome Badger Color Concentrates to the Kafrit family. This acquisition aligns with our strategy to strengthen our position as a service and technology leader to the global plastics industry. We see significant opportunities to enhance the depth and breadth of our service offering to our existing and future customers in North America."

Mike Madey, former Owner and President of Badger Color Concentrates, who will lead the integration into Kafrit Group as General Manager, added: "We are excited to join forces with Kafrit Group. This is a natural evolution for our company, as it brings together complementary and competitive strengths, facilitating the next growth steps to the benefit of our customers and partners."

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Badger Color Concentrates Attains Maturing Status

December 2023

Mukwonago, WI – The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has recognized Badger Color Concentrates at the Maturing level within its Green Masters
. Recognizing Wisconsin businesses that are prioritizing sustainability, the Green Masters Program® categorizes participants into four status levels that reflect the degree to which sustainability has been integrated into their business model: Adapting, Advancing, Maturing, and Green Master. Maturing status signifies that the organization is effectively engaging in sustainability, has identified and is improving its performance in most material sustainability issues, and is integrating systems to manage its performance in those issues.

“Achieving Maturing status in our first year participating in the Green Masters Program®. is a remarkable milestone for Badger Color, underscoring our unwavering dedication to sustainability," expressed Mike Madey, President, and Owner of Badger Color Concentrates. The resources and tools provided by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Masters program are essential to help us continually improving our impact on employees,
customers and the local communities in which we operate.

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Badger Color Concentrates Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Solving Color and Additive Concentrate Needs.

November 3, 2023

MUKWONAGO, WI -  Badger Color Concentrates is excited to announce its 25th Business Anniversary, marking a quarter-century of innovation, quality, sustainability, and commitment to its customers and partners in the masterbatch and liquid colorant manufacturing industry.

Founded in 1998, Badger Color Concentrates has grown from a small operation into a dynamic organization with global reach. Renowned for its Post-Consumer Resin coloring solutions and vibrant range of colorants used across various plastic industries. Over the past 25 years, Badger Color Concentrates has established itself as a pioneer in pellet and liquid concentrates, consistently delivering products that enhance aesthetics, performance, and sustainability.

"Our 25th anniversary is a remarkable milestone that underscores our journey of growth and excellence," said Mike Madey, President and owner. "We owe our success to our dedicated team, loyal customers, and collaborative partners who have believed in our vision and trusted us with their color and additive needs."

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Badger Color Concentrates Inc. has again been awarded a “Silver” EcoVadis Medal for its sustainability performance.

March 14, 2023

MUKWONAGO, WI, March 14, 2023 -  Badger Color Concentrates, an industry leader recognized for specializing in custom color, and functional additive concentrates manufactured for the plastics industry, has been awarded the Silver medal for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business sustainability from EcoVadis. The Silver rating places Badger Color among the top 25% of more than 100,000+ global companies assessed by EcoVadis for the second year. 

"Achieving the Silver Medal is an exceptional achievement for Badger Color, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable business practices and allowing customers to partner with us confidently. This rating is a tribute to our employees' hard work and dedication to Badger Color's sustainability journey," says Michael Madey, President and Owner of Badger Color Concentrates.    

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Badger Color Concentrates Inc. Awarded EcoVadis Silver Medal

May 12, 2022

Badger Color Concentrates, an industry leader recognized for specializing in custom color, and functional additive concentrates manufactured for the plastics industry, has been awarded the Silver medal for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business sustainability from EcoVadis. The Silver rating places Badger Color among the top 25% of more than 75,000 global companies assessed by EcoVadis. 

Mike Madey, President of Badger Color Concentrates, said: "I am very proud of our entire Badger Color Concentrates team for achieving a Silver Medal in our first year of participating with EcoVadis. The assessment marks Badger Color's dedication and journey to operate ethically and sustainably for customers, employees, and future generations."  

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