Expected to be operational early next year, the resin plant will house the latest technology, advanced packaging lines, 450 truck spots, more than 700 rail car packaging capacities monthly, trailer storage, and several dock doors for loading into 40’ export containers
Plastics bagging and logistics company Packwell has started construction on a new resin packaging facility at Port Houston’s Bayport Industrial Complex that is anticipated to anchor 20,000 export containers every year.
Expected to be operational early next year, the 725,000ft² resin plant is situated on a property leased from Port Houston.
It will house the latest technology, advanced packaging lines, 450 truck spots, more than 700 rail car packaging capacities monthly, trailer storage, and several dock doors for loading into 40’ export containers.
According to Port Houston, the capabilities are expected to boost the efficiencies for customers in the export market.
Founded in 1986, Packwell is an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company situated in Houston, Texas.
The company is engaged in the production of bagging polymers of all categories like polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and other speciality chemicals.
The new Bayport facility will be the latest addition to PACKWELL’s 1.5mm ft² facility network across the Houston region.
Packwell president Al Duran said: “Our competitive advantage lies in our ability to provide efficient solutions for our customers’ bagging, packaging, and logistics requirements.
“Packwell is committed to working with Port Houston to grow the export of plastic resin.”
The new Packwell facility is expected to support local polyethylene resin producers Novealis Holdings and Bayport Polymers, as well as other resin exporters.
Port Houston executive director Roger Guenther said: “Port Houston is the nation’s number one port for resin exports, handling 59% of all resins exported from the United States in 2022, and we are excited to welcome this new facility near our Bayport Container Terminal.
“As we invest in developing our marine terminals to support the continuous growth of resin exports, value-added services near our facilities that support the resin supply chain are also important investments. We look forward to serving our region in this capacity.”