Petfood packaging manufacturer Exopack invested US$13 million in new manufacturing equipment and technologies for its Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA and Tomah, Wisconsin, USA, manufacturing facilities to expand current product offerings.

At the Spartanburg facility, a Starlinger woven poly propylene converting cell will be installed to expand production of Rave composite bags. The Tomah plant will receive new machines designed for petfood packages, which are expected to be operational by October.

“Our recent investments will allow for the development of new sustainable package formats and manufacturing processes, support customer marketing requirements, and provide a production platform capable of supporting future technological innovations," said Scott Ross, vice president and general manager of the company's petfood and specialty products business unit.