Toray Plastics (America) Helps Mexican CPG Companies Grow Business Mexican consumer product goods companies are meeting the growing demand for flexible packaging in their country, throughout the region, and internationally with an array of films and services from Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com). In addition, United States CPG companies that are designing operations in Mexico in order to supply the Mexican, Latin American, South American, and U.S. markets are benefiting from Toray’s core competencies: as a supplier of superior quality films, its practice of close collaboration, and its global depth.
“Mexico is a very exciting market for food manufacturers who want to grow business,” says Doug DeVries, Business Manager, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “It has a population of more than 125 million people and an expanding middle class. CPGs doing business there want seamless service. That includes local sales representation, border warehousing, bilingual communication, and much more. With Toray, customers are able to bundle in one order all the polypropylene, cast-polypropylene, and polyester packaging films they need, including specialty extrusion-coated films. Our service also provides innovative, flexible pricing and, most important, a solution-driven approach to projects. At Toray, we’re not in business just to make a sale. We build long-term relationships based on trust by consistently providing customers with the most thoughtful, innovative packaging solution for their project and on-time delivery.”
DeVries explains that Mexico’s warm climate and topography are critical factors when customers are specifying packaging films. Structures must be barrier-stable and exhibit little or no barrier degradation as the temperature and humidity rise. Packaging also requires the seal strength to resist bursting when transported through high-altitude low-atmospheric-pressure mountainous regions. New Torayfan® Over the Mountain high-barrier BOPP films with integrated sealant technology and improved hermeticity are designed for those applications.
DeVries notes that Mexican consumers’ food preferences influence package design, too. For example, they like to purchase milk as a dehydrated powder packaged in a stand-up zipper pouch. “They also are more accepting of retorted food products than U.S. consumers are. Refried beans, tuna, beef and pork in a clear, retort pouch are extremely popular. And they like the sachet format for condiments, sauces, candy, vitamins, and single-use personal care items, such as shampoo and antibacterial gel.”
Sustainability and environmental stewardship are important to the Mexico-based CPG. “Customers want to work with an authentic, transparent, socially-responsible enterprise. They also want environment-friendly thin films and they expect ongoing R&D on ‘green’ products,” says DeVries.
For more information about Toray’s films and services for Mexican CPG companies and CPG companies expanding into the region, contact Doug DeVries at [email protected].
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at [email protected] or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.