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Multilayer plastic films manufacturer ISO Poly Films is adding a new facility in Vancouver, WA, and installing additional lines in its Gray Court, SC facility.This dual expansion will bring ISO Poly Films' total film capacity close to 130 million lb/yr and supports anticipated growth to 200 million lb in the next few years.

Heather Caliendo

June 26, 2012

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ISO Poly Films adds new West Coast plant and additional capacity to its East Coast plant

Multilayer plastic films manufacturer ISO Poly Films is adding a new facility in Vancouver, WA, and installing additional lines in its Gray Court, SC facility.

This dual expansion will bring ISO Poly Films' total film capacity close to 130 million lb/yr and supports anticipated growth to 200 million lb in the next few years.

ISO Poly founder and President Jon McClure told PlasticsToday the expansion and additional lines continue the company's growth strategy to serve its expanding customer base.

VancouverPlantISO_0.jpeg"With a facility in Vancouver, we can provide our films in a more timely and cost-efficient manner to customers on the West Coast," he said. "With our additional capacity, we can meet the growing demands for our films and reduce wait times."

The facility in Vancouver will have three-layer co-extrusion capacity and 7-layer barrier capacity to produce ISO Poly's films for the converting, coating, printing and laminating markets.

McClure said the company is installing two Windmoeller & Hoelscher VAREX blown-film lines, one 3-layer and one 7-layer, in its Gray Court plant, and two Hosokawa Alpine American blown-film lines in the Vancouver plant.

The company manufactures a wide range of specialty films, including critical application monolayer, 3-layer, and 7-layer high-barrier, co-extrusion films. The film is used for various applications, including packaging for fresh produce, frozen meats and vegetables, and beverage pouches; protective films for consumer electronics and polished metals; backing films used in the manufacturing of adhesive tapes; and other consumer, medical and industrial applications.

The company has hired an additional 40 employees as a result of the expansion.

Established in 1998 by McClure, ISO Poly Films has a strategic partnership with Sigma Plastics. ISO Poly is the flagship company of Sigma's multilayer specialty films division.

"We are pleased with ISO Poly Films' growth and success and know that this investment in a West Coast facility will effectively increase production to meet the growing demand for specialty films," said Alfred Teo, chairman and CEO of the Sigma Plastics Group. "ISO's new plant, in addition to two new lines in its South Carolina plant, will continue the tremendous growth of its film production and capacity, and answer a growing demand for ISO's film products."

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