PSI is a global manufacturer of bio polymer EarthFirst® PLA compostable sealant and barrier sealant films within food, beverage, medical, personal care, office, industrial and other CPG segments. Offices in Columbus Ohio and Ghent Belgium serve 50 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Who You Do Business With Counts

Our employees make the difference. We employ talented, passionate, and dedicated people with the highest integrity. We believe in doing so, we will succeed in whatever we do. We believe that we must create a workplace where people get out of bed every day and look forward to coming to work. Being successful starts with people.

 

Our Mission

We are committed to being a provider of environmentally responsible products and creative solutions; we know our work will make a positive impact.

Our Employees

We are a team of industry professionals with tenured backgrounds in film production, packaging converting, process improvement, research & development and supply chain sourcing.

PSI Innovation

The industry is facing more demands for change in the past 5 years than in the previous 50. We’re continually innovating our films in response to market needs and packing evolutions.

Plastic Suppliers Timeline
1949
Plastic Suppliers is founded at Blackwood, New Jersey as a privately held corporation by Joe Tatem.
1950
Plastic Suppliers opens its first distribution center in Blackwood, New Jersey.
1959
Plastic Suppliers opens it's second converting and distribution center in Dallas, Texas
1964
Plastic Suppliers opens its third distribution center and converting facility in Chicago, Illinois
1965
Plastic Suppliers opens its fourth converting and distribution center on the west coast with a facility in Los Angeles, California
1967
Plastic Suppliers opens a 5th distribution and converting center in Atlanta, Georgia
1971
Plastic Supplier begins it's first international distribution in Europe through independent reps there.
1974
PSI opens the Columbus distribution center in what is today our "T" plant. The plant has been expanded three time since 1974.
1976
PSI buys two cast and tentered lines from Monsanto and begins its first film manufacturing of Polyflex polystyrene in Columbus Ohio.
1985
Plastic Suppliers acquires 50% of Sidaplax V.O.F. in Gent, Belgium and begins its first international manufacturing and distribution.
1986
An early morning tornado hits the PSi Marietta (Georgia) Industrial Park distribution center and destroys 20 businesses. PSI was one of those businesses severely damaged but no one was hurt. Operations resume within two weeks.
1988
Plastic Suppliers, Inc. corporate office moves to Columbus, Ohio
1990
Sidaplax VOF and Plastic Suppliers operations in Northampton, England .
1994
Plastic Suppliers expands Columbus Ohio with the commissioning of its fourth and largest cast and tentered extrusion lines.
1996
Plastic Suppliers relocates and expands its southwestern operations to Dallas, Texas.
1997
Plastic Suppliers relocates the Blackwood, New Jersey facility to Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
2000
Plastic Suppliers opens a second plant in Columbus Ohio including the start up of two blown film lines and a converting center.
2003
Plastic Suppliers is certified ISO 9001:2008.
2004
On May 5th Plastic Suppliers, Inc. is the only plastic manufacturing facility producing EarthFirst PLA Film, via a blown film process.
2006
Psi is awarded Innovative Technology awards from the Flexographic Technical Association and Tag and Label Manufacturers Inc.
2009
Plastic Suppliers, Inc. celebrates its 60th Anniversary in business.
2013
Sidapalx VOF moves to a new site in Gent Belgium after 58 years in a Gent inner-city facility.
2014
PSi invests $1.2 Mn in the US and Belgium in three new high-speed slitters.
2016
PSi announces a $1.7Mn capital improvement plan including updates on both Columbus manufacturing sites and adding capacity to meet growing bio-plastics demand.
2019
PSI earned a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification after ten months of work and a significant investment. An SQF certification contributes to current customer objectives, increases market reach and is preparation for FSMA compliance. It also expands the company's ability to enter additional food-grade packaging markets.