A pioneer in the plastics industry from the beginning.
In 1983, PRC expanded its resource recovery nylon and extrusion business by acquiring a compounding facility in Wayne, New Jersey, from Union Carbide. PRC continued to grow as ALM, and in 1994, it acquired Custom Resins Inc. in Henderson, Kentucky, which enabled it to develop a strong reputation for quality and specialty products. Nylene USA now operates from this location.
In 2005, PRC acquired Nylene Canada from Honeywell International, Inc. Located near Ottawa, Ontario, the acquisition granted PRC access to the carpet fiber and wire and cable markets, as well as technology for polymerizing and depolymerizing nylon 6. Although Nylene Canada’s yarn production site ceased operations in 2018, the company still manufactures spinning-grade polymers for carpet manufacturers and has invested in equipment to produce materials for the injection molding and extrusion markets.
To further serve its customers, Nylene USA completed construction on a 100,000-square-foot addition to its Kentucky compounding plant in 2018. The new building boasts new reactors, eight new extrusion lines, and additional equipment. This expansion allows Nylene to manufacture products from other Nylene locations and create new resins from sustainable, bio-based raw materials.