Leading European Manufacturer of Polypropylene (PP) Sleeves, Boards and Components for Returnable Containers Now Servicing Automotive Industry from New Operation in Illinois

DS Smith Plastics recently inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Romeoville, Illinois to offer its network of International car manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers the same level of quality and service, from a nearby facility in North America.

DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products has been servicing the automotive industry from their European operations for over 25 years. Their product offer includes a wide range of reusable and returnable polypropylene (PP) transit packaging, designed to be cost effective and durable with long life-cycles.

The North American product offer includes collapsible, reusable and recyclable bubble core tri-laminate polypropylene (PP) sleeve packs under the AkyPakbrand name.

The new facility, just hours away from the US Automobile Industry Capital, Detroit, is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with high-speed extruders and platen die-cutters and sleeve productions. Offers include in-line lamination of various textiles, protective materials and a wide range of finishes including embossing and surface textures to ensure high-quality scratch resistance and enhanced durability.

All plastics products manufactured by DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products in Romeoville, Illinois are reusable and can be recycled and repurposed at the end of their useful life. The durability and resilient properties of DS Smith Plastics’ polypropylene material prevents breakage of fragile products. They assure durability and modularity while being returnable and offering minimal waste. Extruded Polypropylene Packaging is a safe investment that offers savings in logistics and transportation costs, efficiencies in material handling and operations and reduction of waste and carbon footprint. Due to its light weight, easy handling and durability AkyPak has become a standard in the automotive industry.

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