ALPLA Group to Construct an Injection Molding Plant in Kansas City
- Journalist: Nicholas Seifield
ALPLA group revealed in a recent announcement that the group will be constructing an injection molding plant in Kansas City. The plant is a part of group’s continued growth strategy in the injection molding market. As ALPLA is one of the leaders in the packaging sector, the plant will help the group to enhance innovation and facilitate the demand of the business.
The upcoming new plant will be ALPLA’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding. The group will be utilizing cutting edge technologies to produce innovative packaging solutions, bottles, caps, and injection molded parts for a wide range of industries. The project is expected to begin in late 2021 and the plant is expected to become operational by the fourth quarter of 2022.
The materials which will be used for injection molding parts include mainly Polypropylene, ABS, and other plastics. Polypropylene is a polymer which is used mainly in rigid packaging and injection molding applications. The global demand for polypropylene stood at around 60 million tonnes in 2020 and is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.6% during the upcoming years. ABS is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene polymer which has major applications in automotive parts and has a major application as injection molded parts.
As per ChemAnalyst, “the proposed investment by ALPLA group in the USA comes in the back of a reviving economy hence the demand for polypropylene based injection molded products is also expected to grow. The demand particularly from the automotive and construction sector is expected to grow at a higher rate in the US as both the sectors are reviving. Therefore, the investment by the group is aimed at capturing the growing regional demand in the USA for injection molding products.