The new 168,000ft² facility houses various newly installed lines for the production of new engineered films, which are suitable to manufacture performance-oriented flexible packaging solutions
Protective packaging firm Pregis has commenced production at its $80m blown film extrusion facility in Anderson, South Carolina, US.
The new 168,000ft² facility houses various newly installed lines for the production of new engineered films.
The films will be used downstream for the manufacturing of performance-oriented flexible packaging solutions for food, CPG, healthcare/medical and industrial applications.
In a statement, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said: “We congratulate Pregis on this $80 million investment that will create 120 new jobs within the Anderson County community. We wish them great success in the Palmetto State and look forward to seeing them grow and prosper for a long time.”
Pregis’ new facility also includes an advanced film laboratory for the development and testing of materials.
The Anderson facility is also said to feature the latest in energy efficiency in manufacturing and other plant functions, which are expected to help the company to meet the company’s 2K30 environmental goals.
Pregis president and CEO Kevin Baudhuin said: “We believe that this new facility is the most technologically advanced extrusion facility in North America.
“The facility has been staffed with technology and market leaders who are focused on developing extruded films that have been engineered to meet market-driven performance requirements.”
Last month, Pregis collaborated with consumer goods company Henkel to boost the development of protective packaging for enhanced circularity and enhanced recycling.