Palagan

Business

Summary

PalaganPalagan is a specialist manufacturer of high performance films for industrial packaging applications.  Films are developed for its customers’ operations and produced on highly efficient extrusion lines with in-line conversion and printing equipment.

Palagan focuses primarily on small and medium-sized UK customers with bespoke needs in terms of film strength, tear resistance, printing, surface finish and the like. 

Palagan’s raw material blending skills and flexible in-line production capabilities enable it to fulfil a wide variety of product specifications for high performance films, cost effectively and with good delivery responsiveness. 

Manufacturing

Palagan has a factory and warehouse in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, where it employs in-line automated production and finishing for one to three tonne run lengths. 

Customers

Palagan targets mid-sized customers in specific market segments where it has established application expertise in animal feed and bedding, furniture, plastics products, recycling and courier.  Sales are made primarily in the UK through a direct field sales force.

Size

Palagan accounts for approximately 30% of Group sales.  Sales were £11.3m for the year ended 31 March 2012.

Products

Palagan’s products range from films, bags, liners sheets and covers.

The films are made from proprietary blends, although polyethylene is the major raw material used, and are sold under two primary brand names Palastrong and Nylastrong.

Palagan currently has over 11,000 specifications on file and designs unique material recipes to meet customers’ exact requirements.  Palagan’s raw material blending skills enable it to fulfil a wide variety of product specifications for high performance films, cost effectively. 

The focus is on films with thickness of 20 -150 micron and 500 -1800 mm width, with all products available in oxo-biodegradable materials.

Competitive advantages

Benefits of Palagan’s films

Palagan specially blended raw materials give it leading films in terms of special barrier properties, seal strength, optical clarity, tear and puncture strength and finish.

Palagan’s Nylastrong and Palastrong films which employ the most advanced raw materials give outstanding films in terms of strength and are some of the strongest materials in the market place.

Market

Palagan operates in the non-standard niche end of the film packaging market, providing customised high volume solutions.

Palagan supplies to a diverse range of manufacturing and processing industries.  Market sectors include films and sacks for animal feed, bedding, furniture, asbestos removal and couriers. 

Palagan is not dependent on any particular industry.

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