Start-up film company invests $16 million in Indiana plant

By Jennifer Kalish
Editorial Intern

Published: September 20, 2013 3:37 pm ET
Updated: September 20, 2013 3:40 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Film & Sheet, Extrusion

Alliance Barrier Films LLC, a new maker of specialty and high-barrier film products, is opening a new plant in Washington, Ind., the Indiana Economic Development Corp. reported.

The company invested $16 million to construct a 17,600-square-foot facility equipped with one seven-layer Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line and a 71-inch lay-flat, said Thomas Huff, owner of Alliance Barrier Films.

“We see a need in the market for a supplier with our focus, that’s our size with our kind of equipment,” Huff said by phone.

Huff formerly owned Odon, Ind.-based United Films Corp., which was bought by Huntsman Packaging Corp. in 1996. United Films was the first blown film processor in North America to use W&H high-barrier blown film technology, at its second plant in Bloomington, IEDC said.

With the $16 million investment, Alliance will be able to produce flat, gauge-band-free films for various applications in the food-packaging industry. The funding will also help create about 48 jobs at the new extrusion facility by 2016, Huff said.

The company was offered $250,000 in conditional tax credits and as much as $50,000 in infrastructure improvements via IEDC, based on the company’s job-creation plans. Alliance will only be eligible to claim incentives once Indiana residents are hired, the agency reported.

The facility will be operational by the end of the year, Huff said.

Alliance processes resins that include ethylene vinyl alcohol, nylon and hybrid polyolefins to produce proprietary coextruded films for critical end-use applications, the report said.


Comments

Start-up film company invests $16 million in Indiana plant

By Jennifer Kalish
Editorial Intern

Published: September 20, 2013 3:37 pm ET
Updated: September 20, 2013 3:40 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Bemis' product strategy paying off with record earnings per share

July 24, 2014 2:56 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. is feeling good about itself these days as the flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials firm is posting record earnings per ...    More

Image

Sealed Air moving headquarters, 1,200 jobs to Charlotte, N.C.

July 23, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Sealed Air Corp. — which is known for its Bubble Wrap brand — is moving its headquarters from Elmwood Park, N.J., to Charlotte, N.C., and ...    More

Image

Intek investing $1 million to expand capacity

July 23, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Intek Plastics Inc. has invested more than $1 million to expand its production capacity by 17 percent.    More

Image

Successful packaging is about more than the materials you use

July 23, 2014 1:49 pm ET

“People do not forget how packaging makes them feel," says Marla Donahue. "Remember how frustrated you felt when you couldn't get that...    More

Image

Beer maker Carlsberg enlists suppliers for 'upcycling' project

July 22, 2014 11:14 am ET

Carlsberg Breweries A/S in Denmark has started an ambitious project with its suppliers to optimize its packaging for the purpose of “upcycling.&...    More

Market Reports

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events