Polyplex in USA
In 1996, Polyplex moved closer to its North American customers through Spectrum Marketing, Inc., a joint venture based in Fort Worth, Texas, for warehousing and distributing Polyplex products. This entity was acquired in 2006 and renamed Polyplex (Americas), Inc (PU).
In view of the growing American market demand and the absence of new PET film capacity in the US, Polyplex decided to invest in USA. In 2011, Polyplex incorporated Polyplex USA LLC and set up a green-field facility comprising of a thin PET film line (started in April 2013) and a PET Resin plant started in July 2014 in Decatur, Alabama. In July 2012, the Company has expanded its metallized product range by acquiring the metallized assets of Vacumet Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of Scholle Corporation.
Our manufacturing facility has a capacity of:
- PET film - 31,000 tons per annum
- Pet Resin - 57,600 tons per annum
- Metalized film - 8700 tons per annum
PU employs about 155 people in manufacturing, sales and corporate operations.
With effect from Jan 31,2013, the distribution & manufacturing operations have been consolidated into one single entity in the US. Polyplex (Americas) Inc. has been merged with Polyplex USA LLC.