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As Palram Industries Ltd. celebrates the attainment of 50 years in business, a series of special events were held during this past year at various locations around the world, with an extra special event planned during the eight-day exhibition in Dusseldorf.

Clare Goldsberry

October 23, 2013

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As Palram Industries Ltd. celebrates the attainment of 50 years in business, a series of special events were held during this past year at various locations around the world, with an extra special event planned during the eight-day exhibition in Dusseldorf.

The seeds of this success were sown by a unique group of individuals from Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, founded in 1931 as an agricultural community located in the Western Galilee region of Israel. In 1963, they decided to establish a factory, Palram, to produce thermoplastic sheets for construction, industry and agriculture.

Extending the Kibbutz's intrinsic cooperation and mutual respect to both suppliers and customers played a significant role in the success of the company. The customer that received this first shipment of clear corrugated PVC sheet (PALRUF) still markets Palram sheets.

Over the years, a wide range of products was developed, including PALIGHT foamed PVC and SUNTUF corrugated polycarbonate sheet in 1980. Palram continues to be a leading producer of corrugated polycarbonate sheet to this day, according to the company. Later, an anti-condensation coating was added to SUNTUF, significantly increasing sales to the greenhouse sector.

Additional products introduced over the years include PALCLEAR Water Clear PVC with no blusih tint, SUNTOP foamed corrugated PC sheet, a growing line of SUNLITE multi-wall PC sheets, a foamed PVC Trim Board, PVC Decking and a hygienic cladding system based on a highly improved version of the company's original flat PVC sheet.

Palram's sales are more than $300 million annually. The company employs more than 500 people at two locations in Israel, 250 in the UK, 240 in the U.S., 40 in Germany, 40 in Australia and 18 in South Africa.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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