Recycler Parc (USA) wins Exporter of the Year award

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: July 31, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability Public Policy Materials Recycling Suppliers
Companies & Associations

CHICAGO (July 31, 12:30 p.m. ET) — Kathy Xuan, founder and president of Romeoville, Ill.-based plastics recycler Parc (USA) Corp., has been recently honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the Illinois Small Business Exporter of the Year.

She received the award on June 14 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

“Noted for its diverse customer network, tutelage in recycling methods, leadership in both market research and strategic planning, Kathy has guided her company to new heights in the industry,” SBA said in a release. “By the first half of 2011, PARC increased its export volume to $17.5 million which included $15 million of exports to China, $1.5 million to Latin America, and $1million to Canada.”

“This is the first time Parc has won this prestigious award,” Xuan told Plastics News. “We not only thank every single employee here for contributing their efforts, but also the SBA for their continued support.” She added that the recognition is great motivation to export even more.

Parc is adding new technology and know-how of compounding recycled materials at its Qingdao facility and developing more applications for areas such as construction, packaging and automotive. The company is also placing great emphasis on closed-loop recycling projects, Xuan said.

“Although the market in China was a little slow in the first half of 2012, we look forward to business picking up and improving in the second half of the year,” she noted. “While Asian countries are still our main focus for export, we also ship to Central and South America, and are trying for increased developments in Europe as well. We really aim to diversify our business.”


Comments

Recycler Parc (USA) wins Exporter of the Year award

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: July 31, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials

April 24, 2015 11:48 am ET

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.    More

Image

California may require more recycled content in bottles

April 24, 2015 11:16 am ET

California lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would bump up the required recycled content in plastic bottles for beverage companies to...    More

Image

KHS cuts packaging with direct printing on PET bottles, adhesive multi-packs

April 23, 2015 1:39 pm ET

KHS GmbH has been pouring a lot of time into solving issues related to direct printing on PET bottles, and after eight years of work, everyone...    More

Image

DuPont center in India gets LEED Certification

April 23, 2015 1:07 pm ET

DuPont Co.'s Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, was awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.    More

Image

MeadWestvaco joins the Recycling Partnership

April 23, 2015 11:19 am ET

MeadWestvaco Corp., a global packaging company with some operations in plastics, is joining the Recycling Partnership.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Woodís economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events