Company makes $2 million investment in Rigid Rollstock Manufacturing.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.(www.clearlam.com) has completed an expansion of its Forming Films Division through a
$2 million investment in new manufacturing equipment and technologies for its
Elk Grove Village, IL, facility. This investment increases Clear Lam’s
manufacturing capacity for a variety of rigid plastic rollstock used by
thermoforming companies and processors that operate vertical form, fill and
seal equipment to produce a range of consumer goods packaging.
The main addition to the Illinois manufacturing plant is
a new sheet co-extruder that will add 15 million additional pounds of
capacity. This equipment gives Clear Lam increased output of PET, rPET,
PLA and BioPET rollstock. In addition, Clear Lam has added slitting capacity to
satisfy the demand for material with tight tolerances. Because Clear Lam
produces many specialty blends of materials that improve low temperature impact
strength, clarity and sealability, new blending equipment has also been
“Clear Lam is committed to growing its Forming Films
business through our investment in new technologies and equipment representing
the latest co-extrusion advancements,” says James Sanfilippo, president and CEO
of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. “With new polymer technologies and our
continued innovation in the development of new sustainable packaging formats,
we see rigid rollstock as a growth area especially in the food and personal
health care segments.”
Applications for rigid rollstock include
prepared foods, fresh produce, meats, cheeses, dairy items and non-food items.
Clear Lam develops monolayer and multi-layer films and blends used to produce
contemporary rigid packaging solutions.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. expands Forming Films Division
November 2, 2012