RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF. (June 22, 9:55 a.m. ET) — Industrial packaging manufacturer Barrier Plastics Inc. is working with a Newark, Calif., manufacturer to produce barrier containers for the North American market.
Kevin Callahan, vice president of Rancho Santa Margarita-based Barrier Plastics, declined to identify the Newark-based supplier or to discuss details of the relationship.
The supplier should produce about 100,000 units annually for Barrier, he said. Barrier currently manufactures its Baritainer line of products in Veracruz, Mexico, through a partnership with blow molder Fischer SA de CV.
That plant produces 55,000 Barrier containers annually, Callahan said. Barrier will continue to serve its Latin American customers through the Veracruz facility.
Barrier markets industrial containers used to store and transport hazardous and sensitive materials. The company promotes its Baritainer line as an alternative to metal or fluorinated plastic containers, Callahan said.
The monolayer containers are made of high density polyethylene with a proprietary nylon-based additive, Quarol, made by Barrier's sister company BP Polymers LLC.
Barrier also plans to announce manufacturing partnerships with companies in Canada and Wisconsin later this year, Callahan said.