US engineered materials company PGI has announced an expansion of its specialty materials manufacturing plant in Mexico.
The expansion aims to address the challenge of complicated supply chains and a need for differentiated packaging for personal care product manufacturers.
The extended site will include new, state-of-the-art printing capabilities with in-line slitting and packaging and will allow customers to take advantage of a full-service facility producing, printing and slitting material in a single location.
Scott Tracey, President, North America & Global Wipes and Technical Specialties for PGI, commented, “PGI recognizes the needs of our customers to provide differentiated products. Our investment in enhanced printing capabilities in North America allows customers to achieve this differentiation with the added advantage of servicing everything under one roof.”
“I am extremely proud of our Mexico site and the print expertise that it provides the organization. The plant expansion closely aligns with our growth strategy as the world’s leading specialty materials company.
Print applications at the Mexico plant supply a range of personal care market areas including, feminine care such as pads and liners, adult incontinence such as bladder control pads and under pads, and baby diaper products such as back sheet, sub-layer and top sheet.
The planned expansion will bring print capacity to 600 million square meters at the site with the ability to produce multiple colors, narrow slit widths and enhanced registration. The new asset is expected to be commercial by the fourth quarter this year.