Placon Corporation Expands New Recycled PETE (RPET) Extrusion Capabilities in China

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Placon's EcoStar™ line of polyethylene terepthalate (PETE) is now available in China.

Placon Corporation, a Madison, Wis.-based design and thermoform packaging company, announces the expansion of its polyethylene terephthalate extrusion (PETE) capabilities at its Suzhou, China production facility.

Placon now has the ability to service its customers with the EcoStar™ line of PETE material solutions on two continents. "Our North American customers have long appreciated our EcoStar™ material and thermoform packaging solutions, including our flagship EcoStar™ PC50 which contains 50% post-consumer recycled PETE as well as our new HS 1000 heat sealable PETE. Now we can provide that for our China customers as well," says Laura Stewart, Vice President Sales & Marketing.

Customers in North America will continue to receive the same high-quality design and thermoform packaging they've come to expect with the EcoStar™ line. Projects originating in North America will continue to be produced at Placon's plant based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Suzhou location is poised to begin providing the same EcoStar™ products for the domestic market in China.

"Our Chinese customers needed a quality thermoformer of recycled PETE in China, and we are excited to have the ability to supply our EcoStar™ PETE thermoform products from our Suzhou factory," says Liang Ying, General Manager Placon Suzhou.

Placon's PETE offerings include thermoforms made from EcoStar™ PC50 (RPET) - 50% post consumer recycled PETE, EcoStar™ HS 1000 - a heat sealable PETE, and amorphous PET (APET).

Placon has been a leader in thermoformed packaging for more than 40 years. The China facility has been in operation since 2004. The company designs and manufactures plastic thermoforms for packaging used by the food, retail and medical industries. Placon is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and has been named an "Energy Star" by the Capital Region Business Journal.


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