Pretium Packaging invests in new extrusion blow molding equipment for Ohio plant.
Chesterfield, Mo., February 25, 2020—Pretium Packaging, a leading North American manufacturer of plastic containers and closures, has made a $3 million dollar investment in new high density polyethylene (HDPE) extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for its Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.
The new 10-cavity HDPE electric blow molding equipment will be dedicated to producing HDPE industrial round gallon containers with gram weights from 108 to 130 grams, in support of the growing demand from our household and industrial chemical market. In addition, this new equipment offers a fully automated bagging and bulk packaging functionality, which provides flexibility to the end-user.
“Since Pretium acquired Patrick Products in 2017, we have invested over $6 million in new machines and infrastructure to support this consistently growing market. We have installed three new work centers, including this latest 10-cavity machine, invested in robust quality inspection systems, downstream automation equipment, and worked to build inventory levels needed to support our existing customers and overall expansion. We are excited about this newest piece of equipment, and are pleased to say it is now in operation and we have inventory available,” said Lawrence Monroe, director of sales – household and industrial chemical market segment. “We are well positioned to support the growing demands from our customers new and old due to these additional investments, and are excited to continue to grow Patrick Products, a proud brand of Pretium Packaging.”
Pretium Packaging is a leading North American manufacturer of plastic containers and closures for the food, specialty beverage, household and industrial cleaner, sports nutrition and health, and beauty product industries. Pretium manufactures approximately over two billion PET and HDPE containers annually from its 19 locations across the United States and Canada for more than 800 customers. For more information: www.pretiumpkg.com.