MonoSol Continues Progress on New Poland Facility
CAPEX Approved, Land Secured and Project Timelines Confirmed for European Expansion Project; MonoSol also Begins Production at New Plant in Lebanon, Indiana
MERRILLVILLE, Ind., February 13, 2020 – Kuraray’s MonoSol Division advanced plans for construction of its new manufacturing facility in Poland. MonoSol is the world’s leading producer of biodegradable, water-soluble films and part of Tokyo-based Kuraray Group, a leading global specialty chemical company.
The new manufacturing plant in Poland will be located in Zimna Wódka, Ujazd Commune, located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone. When completed, it is expected to create approximately 90 jobs. The project timeline calls for site preparation to begin in April this year with commercial production in late 2021.
The addition of the Poland facility expands MonoSol’s manufacturing presence to mainland Europe and is driven by strong customer demand for its water-soluble, biodegradable films used in unit-dose applications for the laundry and dish detergent categories. The company also operates a plant in Hartlebury, England, which will continue to serve European and global markets.
MonoSol additionally announced the beginning of commercial production at its recently completed factory in Lebanon, Indiana, outside Indianapolis.
“MonoSol’s continued growth and expansion is driven by our customers’ long-term commitments to continue investing in our environmentally friendly technologies and the unit dose format,” said P. Scott Bening, President and CEO, MonoSol. “Together with Kuraray’s investment and technology support, MonoSol will maintain its unrivaled capacity and capabilities to meet our customers’ needs globally.”
MonoSol’s water-soluble, biodegradable delivery systems have revolutionized detergent and cleaning industries all over the world. Its growing portfolio of applications includes detergents, agro-chemical packaging, solid surface and composite release films, and embroidery, as well personal care products, food ingredients, water treatment chemicals, transfer printing and more. Through its collaborative mindset, global manufacturing footprint, high-quality products and scientific expertise, MonoSol partners with customers to create innovative product packaging solutions that enhance everyday life. Founded in 1953, MonoSol is a division of Kuraray, one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, and is based in Merrillville, Indiana.
Visit www.monosol.com for more information.
Matthew Vander Laan
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