November 3, 2022

TekniPlex expands sustainable materials portfolio with Ematec acquisition

TekniPlex Consumer Products has acquired Empaques Moldeados de America Tecnologias S. de R.L. de C.V. (EMATEC), a Mexico-based manufacturer of molded fiber packaging solutions for produce and other fresh food.

Ematec’s portfolio of sustainable molded cellulose pulp packaging solutions further strengthens TekniPlex’s leading position as a materials solutions provider in the fresh foods industry.

Molded fiber is a renewable bio-based material derived from 100% natural, typically recycled paper and cardboard fibers, making it highly attractive to brands seeking to expand their bio-based packaging offerings. Ematec also offers a line of post-consumer recycled PET plastic containers such as egg cartons, clamshells and others.

Ematec’s line of sustainable packaging materials is now a part of TekniPlex.

Following the acquisitions of Keyes and Fibro, acquiring Ematec adds to TekniPlex’s fiber-based solutions portfolio, and leverages its materials science insights and customer relationships.

“Ematec bolsters our commitment to leadership in the fresh foods and foodservice categories, reinforcing our strategy to focus on helping our customers win in the perimeter of the store,” said Eldon Schaffer, CEO of TekniPlex Consumer Products. “Ematec has a solid reputation for developing and commercializing packaging solutions for the segments it serves, and we’re proud to create a powerful fiber solution leveraging the combined strengths of Keyes, Fibro, Ematec, and TekniPlex.”

Ematec’s six facilities and 530 employees in Mexico strengthen TekniPlex’s footprint in the Americas, adding to its existing locations in Mexico, North America and Colombia, and providing additional manufacturing capacity and diversification capabilities to better serve its customer’s needs.

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