UFP Technologies expands molded fiber operations

New facility supports demand for sustainable packaging in Mexico, the Southwest and western U.S.

November 13, 2014

UFP molded fiber packagingUFP Technologies Inc., Georgetown, Massachusetts, has expanded its North American operations for molded fiber packaging, opening a new location in El Paso, Texas. The company specializes in creating custom packaging, component and product solutions for a range of industries.

UFP says the addition of the El Paso site expands its footprint in the United States and positions the company to meet the growing demand for 100-percent-recyclable molded fiber packaging in Mexico, the Southwest and the western United States. The company uses old newspapers as the basic raw material for its molded pulp product.

“Environmentally responsible molded fiber packaging is a rapidly growing business for UFP Technologies and an important part of our growth strategy,” says R. Jeffrey Bailly, chairman and CEO. “Our decision to locate in Texas was designed to both increase our capacity and better serve our current and prospective customers in that region.”

UFP operates 10 manufacturing facilities in the United States.