DS Smith Plastics has opened a new rigid packaging manufacturing facility in Romeoville, Illinois, US.
The company currently operates six flexible packaging manufacturing sites in North America and the new facility is its first rigid packaging manufacturing operation in the region.
DS Smith Plastics has invested in the new facility to address the growing demand for rigid packaging products in the US.
The Illinois plant will serve the automotive and pharmaceutical markets by manufacturing polypropylene bubble-structure sheets that are used in graphics, sleeves and single-use and reusable packaging.
Scheduled to begin operations in the last quarter of this year, the facility is also expected to create new job opportunities.
“The Illinois plant will serve the automotive and pharmaceutical markets by manufacturing polypropylene bubble-structure sheets that are used in graphics, sleeves and single-use and reusable packaging.”
DS Smith Plastics delivers its products worldwide from its 27 facilities located across 12 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania regions.
The company supplies flexible and rigid packaging, as well as foam products such as bags, plastic corrugated solutions, protective packaging, pallets and bulk containers to various industry segments.
Last month, DS Smith Holdings completed the acquisition of majority shares of Interstate Resources from Merpas.
Under the acquisition, the company acquired 80% shares of common stock of Indevco Management Resources, the holding company of Interstate Resources (IRI Group) in a deal valued at $835m, which includes IRI Group’s financial indebtedness.