July 11, 2016

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) TO EXPAND METALLIZING CAPACITY

 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (July 11, 2016)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com), the only United States manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, metallized, and bio-based films, announces that it has begun construction on a new, 28,800-square-foot facility designed to house a new, high-speed, 4.5-meter metallizer. The construction, conducted by A. Autiello Construction of Cranston, Rhode Island, is expected to be completed by December 2016. Production of the new metallizer will commence in 2017.

“The addition of this advanced metallizer is part of a multi-year strategic plan to expand and automate production capabilities in order to support our customers’ growing demand and maintain our position as the highest-quality, lowest-cost metallizer in North America,” says Christopher Roy, Vice President and General Manager of the Torayfan® Division.  “This important expansion is another example of Toray’s commitment to technological innovation in both the OPP and PET marketplaces.”

“We are in business for one reason: to serve our customers,” says Mike Brandmeier, President and CEO. “It’s an exciting time for them, and we are committed to supporting their growth.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281.Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.