Flexible film extrusion company Indevco Plastics has spent $25 million on a new facility in South Carolina, where it says it can expand production of recycled content films.
The company, which is part of Ajaltoun, Lebanon-based Indevco Group, said in a June 8 statement that the 100,000-square-foot facility in Orangeburg, S.C., will employ 50 people and manufacture polyethylene converting film as well as form-fill-seal and stretch hood films.
"Sustainable films are our growth focus," said Scott Sirmans, divisional sales director. "We are aligning our supply chain to ensure we can deliver recycled and recyclable films to help customers reduce their environmental impacts, while meeting their product performance requirements."
In 2020, Indevco's Lebanese parent company joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the industry's $1.5 billion effort to encourage seed capital in plastics recycling and waste management in developing countries.
The South Carolina facility is the latest in a series of expansions for the company in the United States.
It invested $15 million in 2020 to enlarge its North American headquarters in Doswell, Va., outside Richmond. In 2019, it invested $9.5 million to expand its existing plastics film extrusion factory in Longview, Texas.
The company also makes coated and laminated paper, as well as envelope systems for insulation and sheathing of buildings.