Portola Packaging continues growth path for beverages closures business


Plastic closure maker Portola Packaging recently announced a $12 million capital expenditure in its Kingsport, TN and Tolleson, AZ facilities. The company said the investment is being made to accommodate growing market demand for its hot-fill and aseptic beverage closures and increased dairy business market share.

Glenn Fish, chief financial officer for Portola, told PlasticsToday this most recent expenditure builds on top of an overall larger capital investment the company has embarked on for the past three years, which has helped Portola grow its beverage closure volume by double-digit percentages annually.

The company said that manufacturing and quality initiatives, coupled with new stock and custom closures for tamper evident, aseptic and extended shelf-life applications are responsible for part of the growth, particularly in the juice, dairy and specialty beverage market segments.

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