Promateris Invests in Bioplastic Production Capacity

The Romania-based manufacturer has invested more than ten million Euro in developing a state-of-the-art facility near Bucharest and intends to build another plant.

The existing facility in Buftea, dedicated to processing bioplastics derived from renewable resources, increased the company’s production capacity to 15,000 tons/year. Promateris has become “the leading production capacity in Central and Eastern Europe”.

The company intends to build a new plant in Crevedia (Romania), which will allow “to double the production capacity and diversify the portfolio, with products with low environmental impact, including biodegradable marine”. The initial investment will be seven million Euro. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in 2021 and end in 2023. According to Promateris, its plant in Buftea reaches high standards of quality, environmental and safety requirements. The company achieved the goal of having zero percent industrial waste “through installing a bioplastic recycling line, reducing waste through recovery and re-conversion, in accordance with the principles of circular economy”.

The manufacturer hires 120 employees, most of them in production, R&D and quality control. Having more than 60 years of experience in the packaging manufacturing field, Promateris started manufacturing bio-based and compostable packaging in 2017. The company distributes its products in more than ten European countries, including Greece, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland or Norway.

Promateris (ex Prodplast) recently went through a rebranding process to align its production activity with the company identity. The group invests in developing sustainable packaging products and solutions for the circular economy, R&D and end-of-life solutions. It also operates a plant dedicated to manufacturing electrical cable compounding. The company is active in Bucharest, Valencia and Athens through commercial offices and distributors in more than 20 countries and three continents.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2021, Page 37, Photo: Promateris)