Polykar, a Canadian manufacturer of flexible packaging including polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liner, has acquired a site to construct a state-of-the-art plant in Edmonton, Alberta. This second facility will add 30 million pounds of production capacity to all of Polykar’s product lines and expand the company’s reach and expertise to serve the retail, commercial and institutional sectors.

The three-acre site adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport makes the location ideal to support Polykar’s customer base in Western Canada and the United States. Having a dual plant model will allow the company to offer faster delivery, bolster its production capacity, as well as build and retain manufacturing capability in the region. Polykar has engaged Calgary based FarMor Architecture to design the 50,000 square foot facility.

“This investment highlights the wealth of opportunity that exists here for companies looking to access talent and reach global markets,” said Don Iveson, mayor of Edmonton. “Our region is home to the entire advanced materials and plastics value chain.”