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Alpla plans new injection moulding facility in Missouri

November 02/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Austrian plastics packaging firm Alpla will build a new 23,000 square-metre manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri, said the company.

Alpla Group, a global packaging solutions manufacturer and recycling specialist headquartered in Hard, Austria, announced that it has selected the Kansas City region for its new 23,000-square-metre manufacturing plant.

In a facility located at the Blue River Commerce Center in Kansas City, Missouri, the regional organisation Alpla will create 75 jobs while continuing to invest in the city over the next several years.

The new addition in Kansas City will be the companys fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection moulding. As such, the manufacturer will produce innovative packaging systems, bottles, caps and injection-moulded parts for a wide range of industries. Led by Cushman & Wakefield, the project is slated to begin in late 2021, with a completion date in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The company cited the Kansas City regions central location and strong community relationships as key drivers for the decision.

Details about project costs or annual capacities in terms of tonnes or pounds were not disclosed.

As MRC informed earlier, Alpla and Krones developed a returnable PET container that provides an optimal environment for sensitive ESL (Extended Shelf Life) products such as juice and milk in the cold chain.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,638,370 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 10% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 989,570 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 30% year on year. Deliveries of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas shipments of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.

Alpla, with about 21,600 employees, produces custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at 178 sites across 45 countries. It also operates recycling plants for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE).
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, PET-granulate, blow moulding, injection moulding, packaging, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, Alpla, Austria, USA.
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