Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in North America, has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, Massachusetts-based rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp. (PPC).

Founded in 1954, PPC is a family-owned manufacturer known for its high-quality, injection molded Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) containers, cups, tubs, pails and lids as well as its advanced decorating services for hot to frozen foods in the foodservice and food processing industries.

Placon offers both custom and stock lines of thermoformed food containers in Polypropylene and recycled PET (RPET) materials. The company currently runs up to 100% post-consumer recycled EcoStar® brand material from bottles and thermoforms in its PET food packaging lines.

“Acquisitions are an important part of our long-term growth plans,” said Placon CEO Dan Mohs. “Many of our customers use both thermoformed and injection molded packaging. By integrating these technologies, we will broaden our food packaging portfolio and provide our customers with more options and greater value.”