The packaging mesh standby Vexar brand has changed hands, with NSW LLC buying the line Dec. 3 from Conwed Plastics for an undisclosed amount.
Roanoke, Va.-based NSW's core business is in extruded diamond mesh, typically used in packaging for food items such as produce, poultry and ham.
Vexar, whose brand name has become almost generic for the product, easily folds into the NSW line, President Larry Ptaschek said Dec. 18. The firm may adopt the Vexar name for more of its products, now sold under the name Polynet.
Conwed, based in Minneapolis, has more business in a square mesh product used for soil erosion protection, carpet backing and other industrial uses.
The sale will allow Conwed to put more focus on those products, President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Lewry said.
``The future of Conwed is to focus on our core business, which is high-technology, high-value products,'' he said.
``We are therefore streamlining Conwed's product offerings to allow our netting experts to devote themselves more fully to next-generation technologies.''
NSW will increase employment to produce the Vexar line.