Canadian Packaging

Amcor Rigid Plastics increases capacity

Capacity expansion cited for Canadian and U.S. facilities.


April 10, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Ann Arbor, Mich.-headquartered rigid plastic packaging products group Amcor Rigid Plastics has announced a major capacity expansion for the multilayer PP (polypropylene) containers manufactured at the company’s production facilities in Brampton, Ont., Batavia, Ill., and Forth Worth, Tex., to respond to growing market demand from end-use customers in the food and nutritional supplements industries.

According to Amcor, the company’s 2010 purchase of the PP container business from Ball Plastics Packaging Americas, which also included the purchase of Ball’s manufacturing assets for the production HDPE (high-density polypropylene) containers with PCR (post-consumer recycling) content for personal-care and household markets, has enabled the multimillion-dollar capacity expansion, which has already created a combined 30 new jobs at the three facilities.

“Since the acquisition, we’ve taken a business rich in know-how and innovative technology to a new level,” says Laurel Spencer, vice-president of marketing for the Diversified Products business unit of Amcor Rigid Plastics North America. “Our strategy is to invest in new manufacturing to support growth in leading markets while meeting the needs of our customers in these key regions.”

For more information on the company, visit www.amcor.com/businesses/rigid_plastics/pet.html

Image copyrighted by Amcor Limited 2012.






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