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World Leader in Food Packaging to Open R&D Center, Establish U.S. Operations in Washington Court House

Plastiline’s New Facility to Create 58 New Jobs

Thu Jan 13 2022

Company Name: Plastilene Inc.
Location: Washington Court House
Country of Origin:

  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: South America

Industry Sector: Food Sciences and Agriculture
Company Profile: Plastilene is a family-owned, Columbian company with four units specializing in developing and manufacturing flexible film and rigid sheet solutions. They are a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging in Latin America.
Company Website:

Project Summary:

Type of Project: New Location


  • Jobs committed: 58
  • Jobs Retained: 0
  • Types of jobs: R&D

Capital Investment: $40,771,000

Company Need:

The Food Packaging Innovation Center in Washington Court House, OH, consists of new, state-of-the-art extrusion equipment to produce plastic films for the food packaging industry. Among other objectives, Plastilene will work to develop and commercialize recyclable food packaging solutions, increase circularity, capture after-use material value, reduce leakage into natural streams, enhance sustainable economics, and reduce carbon footprint for Ohio & National food industry companies.

“Plastilene’s business culture and philosophy is you invest for the long-term and seek to bring innovative solutions to your customers. We’re excited to work with leaders in our industry to help Ohio’s food producers deliver fresh products in a sustainable way.”
Guillermo Umana
Plastilene General Manager

Why Ohio? 

Plastilene’s facility in Washington Court House will be its first in the United States, where it will conduct research as well as produce food packaging. Ohio is the No. 1 in polymer and plastics output, and it is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the populations of the United States and Canada.  Food and agribusiness is the largest industry in Ohio, and the state is home to hundreds of companies that cultivate, process, package, distribute and market food and drinks enjoyed by consumers around the world.


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