Sustainable packaging solutions company TemperPack has expanded its production facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
The firm will use the facility to produce its curbside recyclable packaging material ClimaCell that is expected to match the thermal performance expanded polystyrene (EPS) material Styrofoam.
TemperPack has invested $6.8m to expand the facility and created 33 new jobs, including manufacturing supervisor, engineer and machine operator positions.
TemperPack co-founder and co-CEO Brian Powers said: “Las Vegas is strategic for us. Having a state-of-the-art facility in close proximity to customers on the West Coast is essential.
“Also, having two strong production centres gives us greater supply redundancy, which is a key consideration for companies in the life science space.
“Finally, doubling capacity and having a stronger nationwide footprint allows us to be more efficient in our operation, which makes ClimaCell an even more compelling product to our customers.”
According to TemperPack, companies can replace the use of EPS in their supply chain with ClimaCell in order to reduce carbon emissions and prevent EPS waste in landfills or oceans.
The company’s clients include HelloFresh, Misfit Markets and Diplomat Pharmacy.
TemperPack Las Vegas plant leader and manufacturing vice-president Marc Stevenson said: “We’re thrilled with the team we’ve assembled here in Las Vegas and very proud of the work we’ve done so far to get the expanded facility up and running.
“We’ve already started making ClimaCell and are excited to be shipping it out to customers.”