Plastics Forming Enterprises moves, expands in NH

Merrimack, NH – Plastics Forming Enterprises LLC (PFE), a plastic packaging and consumer products recycling consultancy, has moved to a larger New Hampshire facility after tripling its workforce in the past three years.

The company moved from Amherst to a 13,000-square-foot facility in Merrimack to increase its capacity and testing capabilities for customers developing PET bottles, thermoformed products, and both rigid and flexible packaging made from polypropylene and polyethylene.

The larger facility means PFE can conduct a wider range of ISO and ASTM tests to assess customer packaging performance in the recycling system from sorting, recycling and remanufacturing to end-market applications.

PFE is also a technical supporting partner to the Association of Plastics Recyclers, RecyClass, the European PET Bottle Platform and How2Recycle.

The expansion is in response to the rapidly increasing demand for services in recent years, according to a press release.

The company was previously based in Merrimack. PFE founder Louis Tacito started the business there in 1984 after he was entrusted with the development of a PET recycling process for beverage bottles that are returned via the newly implemented state bottle accounting system.

Tacito’s work in recycling at Continental Can Co. in Merrimack laid the foundation for the services that PFE would eventually offer customers around the world.

“The move is a new chapter for PFE and enables us to continue supporting the growing needs of the plastic packaging industry, but it also goes back to our roots,” said PFE President Kristi Hansen. “The company’s recycling home on Continental Blvd. has a symbolism that further reinforces the exciting direction of our growth.”

PFE will host a series of open-house events for customers and industrial partners when it is “reasonably safe for visitors and employees,” the press release says.

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