The demand for sanitizing wipes remains strong, and it continues to outpace the supply of packaging.
With standard cannisters in short supply, we've all seen a lot of alternatives such as bulk packaging in buckets or flexible packs, but there's still a strong desire for traditional containers.
That demand is prompting the third plant expansion by Comar LLC this year. The injection molder and blow molder announced Nov. 10 that it is moving into a 160,000-square-foot plant in West Bend, Wis., to mold containers for wipes. The site is larger than its existing factory in the area.
"The pandemic affecting our society has brought an unprecedented surge in demand for Comar's rigid packaging, especially for disinfecting wipes used in hospitals, homes and institutions," CEO Mike Ruggieri said in a news release. "We recognize the critical role our injection molding and blow molding solutions play in delivering essential supplies to the front lines in the battle against COVID-19."