Aurora Plastics completes upgrade and expansion of Texas compounding facility

ribbon-cutting ceremony at Aurora Plastics' Texas facility

Aurora Plastics CEO Darrell Hughes
(left); Nathan King, Maintenance Manager; and Gus Stark, Plant
Manager, cut ribbon on renovated Pasadena, TX, facility.

Aurora Plastics (Streetsboro, OH) announced today that it has completed the expansion and renovation of its 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX. The investment marks the company’s continued commitment to expanding the services and products offered to customers in the western and southern United States and its focus to grow export business, said the company in a press release.

The renovated plant includes upgrades in compound blending, controls and automation systems as well as a new lab and expanded product testing capabilities. Aurora is a leading supplier of rigid and flexible PVC products as well as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs); CPE alloys; custom TPO formulations and alloys; flame-retardant concentrates; low-smoke zero-halogen compounds; and purge compounds.

The plant will initially produce the AuroraTec rigid PVC product line and will continue to offer bagging and export services. Aurora Plastics said that it sees this site as a strategic location for continued expansion to support customer growth and is evaluating further expansion in flexible PVC compounds and TPEs.  

“Our team in Pasadena embodies Aurora’s mission to be our customers’ first choice in polymer compounds,” said Jeff Conard, Senior Vice President of Operations. “The employees drove this project, providing important insight into many of the renovation opportunities, while continuing to service existing customers.”

The company unveiled the renovations with a ceremony on Feb. 26 in the company of Aurora Plastics' board of directors and members of its executive team; Mayor Jeff Wagner of Pasadena, TX; and other city officials.

Aurora Plastics acquired the facility from JPI South in May 2018. The upgrade took approximately 11 months to complete.

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