Alpha Packaging

 

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Company Description

Alpha Packaging is a manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polylactic acid (PLA) bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The company’s bottles range in size from 1 ounce to 1 gallon, and all of the resins, colorants and other additives used in its manufacturing process are FDA approved. Alpha Packaging has five manufacturing plants strategically located across the United States, one plant in The Netherlands, and a stateof- the-art container decorating facility in Winona, MN. The firm is a leading supplier of packaging to companies in the natural products industry, and has been working closely with these companies for two decades to develop environmentally responsible packaging tha t protects the i r products’ integrity on retail shelves.

As a leader in PET vitamin bottles and personal care packaging, Alpha Packaging’s North American branches have developed a reputation for excellent quality, flexible scheduling and reasonable lead times. The company’s new plant in The Netherlands is focused on providing the same high-quality and flexibility to European customers. If you are interested in using recycled PET or HDPE in your bottles, we can make bottles with up to 100% post-consumer (recycled) content.

Key Market Areas

Alpha’s primary focus is plastic bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The company also manufactures packaging for the food and beverage markets, as well as for household chemicals and pet products.

Major Products

Sizes range from 1 ounce to 1 gallon, and include styles ideal for tablets and capsules; powders and granules; and liquids and lotions. Alpha Packaging offers over 700 stock styles of HDPE and PET packaging, and can also help customers with custom designs using our in-house design and engineering capabilities. Alpha is known for custom-colored PET packaging, and offers high-quality, environmentally-friendly container decorating through its Technigraph division.

What’s New?

Alpha is an innovator in the area of sustainable packaging: The company makes custom bottles using NatureWorks PLA®, a compostable corn-based resin, and continues to work on next-generation sustainable packaging solutions for our customers, including recycled content for PET and HDPE bottles. Alpha is a Wal-Mart approved vendor supplying recyclable nutritional packaging to help companies meet new sustainability guidelines.

In 2010, Alpha introduced four new stock packaging lines for the personal care industry:

• HDPE Boston Rounds in 8-oz, 12-oz and 16-oz sizes.

• HDPE Cosmo Rounds in 4-oz, 8oz, 12-oz and 16-oz sizes.

• HDPE Cylinders in 8-oz, 12-oz and 16-oz sizes.

• PET Metric Oblongs in 125-ml, 200-ml, 350-ml, 425-ml and 500-ml sizes (with more sizes to come).

 The company also introduced a line of 11 HDPE canisters (each with three different neck options) and numerous line extensions for its HDPE and PET vitamin packers in 2010.

Alpha Packaging

1555 Page Industrial Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132

Tel.: (314)427-4300, (800)421-4772

Fax: (314)427-5445

marnyb@alphap.com www.alphap.com

Year Founded: 1969

Key Personnel: Dave Spence, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Creston, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Gary Seeman, Chief Financial Officer

Jack Baily, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mike DeFazio, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Bonastia, Vice President of Sales

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010