Better data leads to better results for colored mulch producers

Posted by ChromaScape on Sep 1, 2021 10:41:45 AM

There’s no question that in the digital age, data is king. For years now, economists have said data is worth more than gold or oil. But what is it worth to your mulch production operation? Many colored mulch producers rely on a few key performance indicators (KPIs) but struggle to capture data in a way that makes sense for their needs. That’s because their mulch coloring equipment doesn’t give them the ability to track production in real time or view data at a granular level. Thankfully, there are now better alternatives that can help mulch producers get a better handle on costs and optimize production rates. Here’s how a technology upgrade that yields more actionable data could lead to better financial performance for your business.

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Topics: increase profitability, mixing colorant, reduce water usage rates, optimize coloring process, manufacturing process, upgrade mulch coloring equipment, production capacity

Why now is the time to start producing colored mulch

Posted by ChromaScape on Aug 5, 2021 9:23:10 AM

If you’re not currently producing colored mulch, now may be the time to start. Market forces, consumer preferences and advances in mulch coloring equipment have all combined to create new opportunities for commercial and residential colored mulch. Here’s a look at why pallet companies, sawmills and mulch producers should consider adding colored mulch to their product lines.

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Topics: mulch coloring equipment, raw material, fiber, manufacturing process, optimize your business, colorant supplier, upgrade mulch coloring equipment

How to choose the right mulch coloring equipment for your operation

Posted by ChromaScape on May 18, 2021 11:01:06 AM

The mulch coloring equipment you use is critically important because it impacts so many different aspects of your business. From the quality of your colored mulch products to the use rates for colorant and water that affect your overall profitability, your machinery makes a difference. So, if you’re ready to upgrade your equipmentyou want to make sure you’re getting the right kind of machine for your needs. But how do you decide what makes the most sense for your business? Here are some things to consider to make sure you are getting the right mulch coloring equipment for your operation.

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Topics: mulch coloring equipment, reduce water rates, manufacturing process, optimize your business, production capacity, colorant use rates

Signs you’re ready to upgrade your mulch coloring equipment

Posted by ChromaScape on May 14, 2021 4:54:45 PM

Anyone who produces colored mulch knows that coloring equipment represents a significant investment. So, making the call to upgrade to new machinery is never a decision made lightly. But sometimes your strategic goals, evolving priorities or the circumstances surrounding your operation necessitate a change. Still, it can be hard to tell when you’ve reached that inflection point and whether investing in new equipment is the right move. Here are some of the top signs that you are ready to upgrade your mulch coloring equipment.

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Topics: mulch colorant, mulch coloring equipment, reduce water rates, upgrade mulch coloring equipment

Infographic: Benefits of Mulch

Posted by ChromaScape on Feb 4, 2021 3:34:09 PM

Mulch is a great landscaping option because it not only looks great, but it can also help improve the health of your plants and soil. Here are just a few of the many benefits mulch can bring to your landscaping design.

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Topics: mulch colorant, water conservation, low-maintenance landscaping, soil erosion, soil temperature, aesthetic appeal, reduces plant disease

The Benefits of Mulch

Posted by ChromaScape on Jan 29, 2021 12:51:07 PM

Most people have two goals when it comes to landscaping: make their property look better while improving the health of their plants and soil. Mulch, and colored mulch in particular, is a great option that can help you accomplish both of these goals because of the wide range of benefits it provides. Whether you’re landscaping a single-family home or a larger commercial property, here are just some of the benefits of mulch for your landscaping design.

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Topics: mulch beds, low-maintenance landscaping, soil erosion, soil temperature, benefits of mulch, aesthetic appeal

Product Quality Starts With Control

Posted by ChromaScape on Oct 27, 2020 5:20:22 PM

At ChromaScape, we have controls in place at every stage of our process — from purchasing raw pigment to manufacturing to shipping — this ensures our customers always receive a quality product they can trust. Here’s how we do it.

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Topics: manufacturing process, colorant supplier, raw materials, packaging, quality control, quality testing, shipping

Are you getting what you pay for? Questions to ask your colorant supplier

Posted by ChromaScape on Oct 22, 2020 9:19:46 AM

You depend on your colorant supplier to deliver a quality product on time and to specifications. But too often manufacturers find themselves lured in by low prices and lofty promises, only to find the quality of their colorant is poor and the service is even worse. So, it’s up to you to make sure you are really getting what you pay for. Here are some questions to ask your colorant supplier and what to look for in their answers to ensure you are getting the best product and service for your money.

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Topics: raw material control, manufacturing process, optimize your business, colorant supplier, freight logistics, accurate forecasting

Ready for Anything: 5 Tips to Improve Your Mulch Business’ Agility

Posted by ChromaScape on Oct 19, 2020 3:38:50 PM

Mulch producers face a dynamic and fluid set of challenges that can make planning and forecasting difficult. You not only need to respond quickly to customer orders, but you also have to contend with weather considerations, the availability of fiber and any equipment issues that inevitably pop up. To put yourself in the best position for success, you need to be able to make swift changes and remain nimble so that you can take advantage of shifts in the market, the weather or any other variable that comes your way. This means organizing your operation to be as agile as possible. Here are five tips on how to increase business agility and some insights on how your colorant supplier can help you achieve that goal.

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Topics: increase profitability, optimize shipping logistics, mulch colorant suppliers, improve forecasting

Fiber grinding 101: A guide for mulch producers

Posted by ChromaScape on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Grinding is perhaps the single most important aspect of any mulch production business. After all, if you're not grinding fiber, how are you going to make mulch? To help you build the most profitable operation possible, here's everything you need to know about grinding wood fiber for mulch.

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Topics: mulch coloring equipment, winterizing equipment, green waste, raw material, mulch size, fiber, grinding equipment