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Associated Packaging expands Cambridge, Ont. thermoforming plant

Associated Packaging Technologies (APT) has announced plans to expand its Cambridge, Ont. thermoforming plant.


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March 30, 2009 by Canadian Plastics

Associated Packaging Technologies (APT) has announced plans to expand its Cambridge, Ont. thermoforming plant.

The Chadds Ford, Pa.-based company said the multimillion dollar investment, designed to meet surging demand, will boost capacity for polypropylene trays and will introduce production of technologically advanced multi-layer trays with an oxygen barrier.

“We see significant opportunity for growth in trays for shelf-stable entrees, refrigerated, and prepared foods,” APT CEO Mark Staton said in a news release. “We will be expanding upon our existing polypropylene and barrier capabilities, and incorporating those into our proprietary rotary thermoforming technology. The expansion will provide an additional avenue for growth and is eventually expected to generate additional employment in our Cambridge plant.”

According to ATP officials, the company is a world leader in vertically integrated manufacturing of CPET dual-ovenable containers for the food industry, as well as a leader in plastic food trays in North America’s frozen food industry.