Spectrum Plastics Group has added another company to its stable, acquiring blown and coextruded film maker KCS Plastics Ltd. of Langley, British Columbia.
KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum's PPC Industries Inc. The purchase, announced June 15, is Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum's third since December.
KCS makes high density polyethylene products and three-layer coextruded films and liners for customers in Canada and the U.S. Its product line includes everything from garbage and recycling bags to freezer, laminating and barrier films, as well as HDPE liners for poultry, meat and fish packaging.
According to its website, KCS operates four monolayer HDPE blown film lines, two three-layer coxtrusion blown film lines and bottom-seal bag machines that can produce loose pack bags and bags on a roll. It has annual capacity of 9 million pounds of PE products and employs more than 25. The company was founded in 1991.
Before this acquisition, Plastics News estimated PPC Industries had annual film sales of $40 million, ranking it No. 100 among North American film manufacturers. PPC is based in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Spectrum has more than 20 locations. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, it has plants in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ireland and Malaysia. It primarily serves the medical-device, defense, industrial and food-packaging markets. In addition to film, the company's plastics operations include injection molding and tubing extrusion.