Injection molder Nypro investing in renewable energy at NC plant

02/04/2011

Global contract manufacturer Nypro Inc. will reduce energy usage at its packaging/healthcare facility in North Carolina with a renewable energy installation that will be one of the largest commercial projects of its type in the state.

Renewable energy has become a focus for plastics processors as a way to reduce manufacturing costs. Nypro, based in Clinton, MA, is installing a network of renewable energy sources at its packaging and healthcare injection molding and assembly operation in Mebane, NC. Ted Lapres, president and CEO, Nypro Inc., made the announcement at the Mebane facility on Feb. 4.

According to Paul Kayser, group president of Nypro Packaging, this renewable energy installation will be one of the first major renewable energy investments in the plastics industry and one of the largest such commercial projects in North Carolina. "There are two key elements to our renewable energy project," said Kayser. "First, we will install a solar farm covering the roof of our 150,000-ft2 facility in Mebane, NC, which will generate a significant portion of the energy required to power the operation. Additionally, we will install wind turbines adjacent to our plant, providing additional energy to power the facility."...
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