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plastic news plastic filmLittle Rock, Arkansas-based Delta Plastics has acquired California-based plastics firm Command Packaging, along with its Encore Recycling subsidiary. Command Packaging, based in Los Angeles, makes plastic carry out bags for the food service, grocery and retail markets. Encore Recycling, located in Salinas, California, describes itself as California’s “only manufacturer of high-quality post-consumer recycled polyethylene film-grade resin.”

Delta Plastics makes agricultural plastic polytube and recycled-content trash bags.

“As leading consumer brand initiatives and government regulations such as California’s SB270 bag law, requiring post-consumer resin, continues to grow, demand for high-quality sustainable plastic packaging is increasing,” says Pete Grande, CEO of Command Packaging and Encore Recycling. “It became obvious we needed a growth partner to accelerate our expansion and meet the growing demands of the markets we serve. The ability to manufacture Command’s product line in Delta’s Arkansas and Texas facilities will also be a great benefit to our customers in the Midwest and East. Merging the two companies together creates impressive synergies for both companies.”

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