AEP Industries Inc. manufactures and markets plastic packaging films in North America. Products The company manufactures and markets a line of polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride flexible packaging products, with consumer, industrial and agricultural applications. Flexible packaging and film products are thin, ductile bags, sacks, labels and films used for food and non-food consumer, agricultural and industrial items. Custom Films The custom films manufactured by the company, which may be approximately 35,000 separate and distinct products in a year, are custom designed to meet the specific needs of its customers. The company manufactures a range of custom films, generally for industrial applications, including sheeting, tubing and bags. Bags are drum, box, carton and pail liners that are usually cut, rolled or perforated. These bags can also be used to package specialty items such as furniture and mattresses. The company also manufactures films to protect items stored outdoors or in transit, such as boats and cars, and an array of shrink films, barrier films and overwrap films. Stretch (Pallet) Wrap The company manufactures a line of stretch film products for both hand wrap and rotary applications, using both monolayer and co-extruded constructions used to wrap pallets of industrial and commercial goods for shipping or storage. The company also markets a variety of pre stretch and high performance products designed for specialty uses. Food Contact The company manufactures specifically formulated in-store and pre-store films with its Resinite line of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) food wrap for the supermarket and industrial markets. The company offers a range of products with approximately 50 different formulations. These institutional polyvinyl chloride food wrap products are marketed under several private labels and under its own SealWrap name. PROformance Films The company offers a range of coextruded polyethylene film products used as a critical component in flexible packaging laminations, direct food contact, protective masking, medical, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. The company manufactures using both the blown and cast processes and offer mono to seven layer films. Canliners The canliners product line includes retail kitchen trash bags, retail lawn and leaf trash bags and institutional bags all of which are available with twist-tie closures, flap ties, handles and draw tape closures. In addition to the different closures, the liners come in different sizes, gauges (thickness), colors, scents and strengths. Printed and Converted Films The company manufactures up to 10 color printing, solventless lamination, sheeting, and wicketed bags. The company’s printed and converted films provide printed rollstock to the food and beverage industries and other manufacturing and distributing companies. The company also converts printed rollstock to bags for use by bakeries, fresh or frozen food processors, manufacturers or other dry goods processors. Other Products and Specialty Films The company also manufactures other products in order to meet the full spectrum of its customers’ total packaging requirements. It manufactures unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) film for use in battery labels, credit card laminates, and various film products with agricultural applications such as silage (Sunfilm sheet materials), smooth mulch films, and fumigation films. The company produces disposable consumer and institutional plastic products for the food service, party supply and school/collegiate markets, marketed under the Sta-Dri brand name. Products produced include table covers and skirts, aisle runners, aprons, bibs, gloves, boots, freezer/storage bags, saddle pack bags, locker wrap and custom imprint designs. Distribution In North America, the majority of the company’s deliveries are by contracted third parties, with approximately 10% of U.S. shipments handled by the AEP Private Fleet. The Fleet is used strategically to support most of the AEP Logistics facilities. The company monitors and controls all shipments through ‘On Demand’ Transportation Management System (TMS) software. Research and Development The principal activities the company’s research and development department are directed to assisting sales personnel in designing specialty products to meet individual customer’s needs, developing new products and reformulating existing products to improve quality and/or reduce production costs. In 2013, the company spent $2.3 million for research and development activities for continuing operations. History AEP Industries Inc. was founded in 1970. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1985.
aep industries inc (AEPI:NASDAQ GS)
95 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
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