The Inteplast group is moving into the branded and private- label consumer bag market. Through its Livingston, N.J.-based subsidiary, Integrated Bagging Systems Corp., the firm will begin production this summer of branded and private label bags at its Lolita, Texas, complex.
The new products, to be marketed under the brand names I'Deal and Reddi-Bag, will include newly designed and scented tall kitchen bags, as well as a full line of consumer twist-tie and draw- string bags of high density polyethylene and linear low density PE.
Jim Shipp, senior national sales manager for the new lines, said Inteplast hopes to produce 30 million to 40 million pounds of bags within a few years.
``The branded and private label sector of the market makes up about 38 percent of the total plastic bag market, and our very large capacity to produce all sorts of bags has generated quite a bit of interest from customers,'' he said in a telephone interview.
He estimated that Inteplast has about a 360 million-pound-per-year capacity for bag production at Lolita, and that sheer size has already made it a leader in producing other types of bags.
Inteplast makes a variety of trash can liners, HDPE produce bags and T-shirt, merchandise and garment bags. Its Amtopp Corp. subsidiary makes biaxially oriented polypropylene and cast PP films, and cross-laminated film; its World-Pak subsidiary makes corrugated plastic profile board and PVC sheeting.
Inteplast is a division of Formosa Plastics USA, which is a unit of the Formosa Plastics Group of Taipei, Taiwan.