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Revolution Expands Agricultural Services With Acquisition of Plastic Films Maker Norflex

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Plastics firm Revolution Sustainable Solutions LLC of Little Rock on Tuesday announced the acquisition of agricultural and industrial plastic films manufacturer Norflex Inc. of Hudson, Wisconsin.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In a news release, Revolution said the deal will increase product offerings and expand its market presence while maintaining the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship.

Norflex’s flagship agricultural product, Agriseal silage wrap, “perfectly complements Revolution’s existing portfolio of sustainable agriculture solutions.” The multi-layer silage film is constructed with UV protection and auto-gauge control that ensures strong resistance to punctures, abrasions and tears. It’s made with premium resins and state-of-the-art blending and extrusion control, which results in more tightly wrapped bales.

Norflex’s manufacturing process requires less material, which reduces overall film use and aligns with Revolution’s sustainability goals.

Revolution said Norflex’s technology will help expand its blown stretch film to complement its current cast film products. It will also enable the production of higher-quality, more sustainable stretch films catering to a wide range of industrial applications.

“This acquisition allows us to further our commitment of helping farmers and agricultural businesses create less waste and increase efficiency,” Scott Coleman, president of Revolution, said in the release.

Revolution diverts over 300 million pounds of plastic waste from landfills every year, processing it into certified recycled resin and putting it back into sustainable products like trash can liners, reusable carryout bags, stretch film and construction films.

The acquisition is the second Revolution has announced this year. In January, the company said it had purchased Canadian recycling firm PolyAg Recycling Ltd., a mechanical recycler of agricultural films.

Revolution, the parent company of Delta Plastics of Little Rock, announced a $20 million expansion of its facility at the Little Rock Port in 2020. The project added two new blown film lines capable of producing 40 million-plus pounds of film products per year.

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