North Port, Florida, December 16, 2019 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes announced today that its popular brand, King ColorCore®, is being discovered in toy applications for toddlers and special needs children, thanks to a Minneapolis 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Playtime Tech.
For over 50 years, King Plastic’s innovations, combined with its customers’ imaginations, have led to the creation of entirely new categories of applications including Playtime Tech’s large interactive Playboards, which are mounted on walls in children’s hospitals and other institutions. Playtime Tech also donates smaller hand-held Playboards which cultivate fine motor skills and foster cognitive development in toddlers and children with special needs.
“We are very excited to see an amazing application made from our material,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager at King Plastic Corporation.
“We’re thrilled to have the enthusiasm and support of King Plastic,” said Dave Graff, Founder and Board Chairman at Playtime Tech. “I reached out to the executive team at King Plastic, who from our research would be the ideal company to potentially come alongside Playtime Tech to help put together a best in class product. King has been fabulous in working with us to get these interactive Playboards into institutions serving toddlers and special needs children. The interactive Playboards have been a powerful means to help patients or siblings visiting their brothers/sisters in children’s’ hospitals, Shriners Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the Unites States.”
Interactive Playboards have been donated/installed at the following locations:
Minnesota: Autism Society of Minnesota, Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House and Shriners Hospital
Michigan: Children’s Hospital of Detroit, Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Ronald McDonald House in Detroit and Ann Arbor as well as the Wing Lake Development Center in Bloomfield
Boston: Franciscan Children’s
The 33” x 23” interactive wall-mounted Playboards are made with King ColorBoard®, a colorful environmentally stabilized high-density polyethylene sheet. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and it is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques.
The 11” x 9” interactive portable Playboards are made with King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet. It is a superior homogeneous sheet, a product of a unique state-of-the-art continuous process called Polyfusion, and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. King ColorCore® will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. The thin cap layers and bright primary colors make it ideal for signage, marine, playground and recreational applications.
About King Plastic Corporation
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit www.kingplastic.com
About Playtime Tech
Playtime Tech is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manufactures and donates interactive Playboards to cultivate fine motor skills and foster cognitive development in toddlers and children with special needs. All monetary donations are invested back into the organization to help fund additional interactive Playboards that are donated to children’s hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Ronald McDonald Houses and other organizations serving toddlers and special needs kids.
To learn more about Playtime Tech or to donate, visit www.playtimetech.org