USA – Plastics bagging and logistics company Packwell broke ground on a new 725,000-square-foot state-of-the-art resin packaging facility at Port Houston’s Bayport Industrial Complex, expanding its footprint.

The new facility is expected to anchor 20,000 export containers annually when it becomes operational in early 2024.

The new facility is located on property leased from Port Houston and will feature the latest technology, high-speed packaging lines, 450 truck spots, more than 700 rail car packaging capacities monthly, trailer storage, and numerous dock doors for loading into 40’ export containers, all to increase efficiencies for customers in the export market.

According to Port Houston, the capabilities are expected to boost the efficiencies for customers in the export market.

Founded in 1986, Packwell is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified company situated in Houston, Texas.

The company is engaged in the production of bagging polymers of all categories like polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and other specialty chemicals.

The new Bayport facility will be the latest addition to PACKWELL’s 1.5mm ft² facility network across the Houston region.

Packwell president Al Duran said: “Our competitive advantage lies in our ability to provide efficient solutions for our customers’ bagging, packaging, and logistics requirements.

“Packwell is committed to working with Port Houston to grow the export of plastic resin.”

Packwell is one of several companies to expand at Port Houston, operator of two world-class container terminals at Bayport and Barbours Cut, located within the largest petrochemical complex in North America.

Packwell’s new facility will support, among other well-known resin exporters, Bayport Polymers LLC (Baystar) and Novealis Holdings LLC, which have expanded their polyethylene resin production plant in the area.

Port Houston executive director Roger Guenther added: “Port Houston is the nation’s number one port for resin exports, handling 59% of all resins exported from the United States in 2022, and we are excited to welcome this new facility near our Bayport Container Terminal.

“As we invest in developing our marine terminals to support the continuous growth of resin exports, value-added services near our facilities that support the resin supply chain are also important investments. We look forward to serving our region in this capacity.”

For all the latest packaging and printing industry news from Africa and the World, subscribe to our NEWSLETTER, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.