Amcor Rigid Plastics will expand operations at three of its North American plants and boost production of extrusion blow molded polypropylene bottles.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company recently announced plans for a multimillion-dollar expansion at facilities in Batavia, Ill.; Forth Worth, Texas; and Brampton, Ontario. Amcor will purchase new production machinery and equipment, and add 30 new jobs across the facilities.
The expansion will largely boost production of multilayer PP containers, as well as high density polyethylene containers, made with some post-consumer content and used for household and personal-care products.
The expansion also will move manufacturing closer to key customers, allowing the company to increase sustainability by improving logistics and cutting transportation costs, said a March 27 news release.
Amcor cited demand for multilayer PP barrier packaging, especially food and nutritional supplements, as a reason for expansion.
The firm also recently added heat-set PET stretch blow molding capacity to its Wytheville, Va., facility to serve regional food customers, according to the release.
Amcor Rigid Plastics is a unit of Australia-based Amcor Ltd.