Cross-linked polyethylene foam manufacturer Palziv North America is about ready to open its first U.S. plant in Louisburg, N.C.
A spokesperson at the plant said production is to begin in late summer, once all machinery is in place.
The factory will produce cross-linked continuous rolls and buns from PEX for packaging, automotive, construction, insulation, toys, orthopedics and other end markets.
Palziv's strong presence in North America and the reach of our international research and development team will enhance Palziv's global leadership position within the thermoplastic cross-linked foam industry, said Gregory Brooker, Palziv North America president and CEO, in an Aug. 2 news release.
The company spent $7.8 million to open the 165,000-square-foot plant, which also houses its North American headquarters. The Louisburg facility sits on 42 acres.
Palziv custom builds its own extruders and uses a proprietary process to make closed-cell PEX blocks and rolls. The company has a distribution center in Anna, Ohio; and a plant in Coburg, Ontario, that operates as PXL Cross-Linked Foam Corp.
Palziv North America is a subsidiary of Palziv Ltd. of Kibbutz Ein HaNatziv, Israel.
Palziv has PEX and synthetic rubber foam manufacturing and distribution operations in Israel and Romania in addition to its North American businesses.