DS Smith Plastics Division invests in New Rigid Packaging Facility in North America, Features 2 Booths at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

DS Smith Plastics, part of packaging specialist DS Smith Plc., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Romeoville, Illinois. The new facility is DS Smith Plastics’ first rigid packaging manufacturing operation in North America. The company already has a North American presence thanks to six flexible packaging manufacturing facilities.

With this new facility, DS Smith Plastics will further enhance its leading and strategic positioning in North America while responding to a growing demand for its rigid packaging products in the U.S.

The new manufacturing operation is expected to start its production in the last quarter of 2017. This investment will result in the creation of new jobs and expansion of DS Smith Plastics’ current rigid packaging offer in North America. This is the seventh rigid packaging extruded products facility that will be dedicated to the production of polypropylene bubble-structure sheets for graphics, sleeves and single-use and reusable packaging for the automotive and pharmaceutical markets.

Rapak and Worldwide Dispensers Feature the Latest Bag-in-Box Innovations at PACK EXPO Vegas

DS Smith Plastics’ Rapak and Worldwide Dispensers ―leaders in Bag-in-Box packaging― will be exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #S-6166 (in the Lower South Hall).

The PACK EXPO trade show is the world’s largest processing and packaging show of its kind with over 2,000 exhibitors. The event will be held September 25-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are excited to take part in this year’s PACK EXPO Vegas 2017 showcasing the latest innovations in flexible packaging and bag-in-box solutions for the wine industry,” stated Mark Kurtzweg, General Manager for Worldwide Dispensers, North America. “This year we will be featuring our Oxygen Scavenger System for bag-in-box wine consisting of Worldwide Dispensers Mustang™ tap with the lowest oxygen transmission rate in the market; and Rapak’s new Oxygen Scavenger bag.”

Rapak’s  Oxygen Scavenger wine bags are an ‘active packaging’ system for bag-in-box that when used in combination with Worldwide Dispensers ‘ultra-high-barrier’ Mustang wine tap, offers the highest product’s shelf-life in the market.

The DS Smith Plastics booth will also feature Rapak’s full system solution for Bag-in-box applications, including filler systems; and Worldwide Dispensers’ innovative liquid dispensing solutions for pouches, rigid containers, and bag-in-box applications.

DS Smith Plastics’ Extruded Products USA will also be exhibiting in the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, located in the Upper South Hall, at booth #S-8203.