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Film maker Plastic Suppliers refocusing production plans

A Columbus, Ohio-based packaging and industrial films maker will close two sites in Texas and California and beef up operations in Ohio and overseas.

Plastic Suppliers Inc. indicated its Dallas and Fullerton, Calif., locations will close by the end of January.

But the company will upgrade and expand operations in Columbus and Ghent, Belgium. The Belgium facility is operated through subsidiary Sidaplax VOF.

"PSI has an increasing business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer demand," CEO George Thomas said in a statement. "To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines — in the right locations — to best meet the current and future needs of our customers."

A company spokesman could not be reached immediately for comment Jan. 2.

PSI makes polylactic acid-based packaging that is biodegradable under the EarthFirst name as well as polystyrene films under the PolyFlex brand. The company also distributes lidding films, PET, synthetic papers and polypropylene substrates. Markets include food, beverage, health and beauty, chemicals and office products.

The company reported $110 million in corporate sales for 2016, with $89 million for film sales in North America, according to Plastics News' most recent film and sheet manufacturers ranking data. PSI came in at No. 70 in the ranking.

» Publication Date: 02/01/2018

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