Largest polythene foil manufacturing plant opens in Bundalama, Chilaw | Daily News

Largest polythene foil manufacturing plant opens in Bundalama, Chilaw

One of Sri Lanka’s largest polythene foil manufacturing plants, Polygen Poly Recycle Pvt. Ltd will open in Bundalama Chilaw today. The company has invested over Rs. 150 million for this project built on a 6 acre land.

Chairman of the company, Vijitha Warnakula said that they have being involved in the manufacture of polythene foil for both the agri and construction industry for the past 15 years.

“However with the demands increasing we have now decided to construct a new factory and also diversified to the manufacture of Agri Pipes used for watering purposes of the Agricultural sector.”

He said that they have also received orders from both China and India to export Polythene ‘tablets’ and this is also one reason for them to invest in the new factory.

Warnakula said that they purchase used polythene waste from all over Sri Lanka and then bail them in their colleting yard in Wattala. “Subsequently they are transported to our new factory where the waste would be converted to black polythene foils used to make garbage bags and under cover to lay concrete. This polythene is also used in Agri plant nurseries.”

The Chairman said that they currently use around 100 tons of polythene waste per month and produce around 70 tons of foil for the local market. “Now we will be able to increase our production to 200 tons per month and we also have raw material to support our operations.’’

He said that he was disappointed about the decision by the government to ban SDB polyphone bags as they were in a position to recycle them.

He also disclosed that over 50% of used polythene is made to perish to the ground and the government must come out with factories similar to him to put this waste in to practical use.

Warnakula said that they will reinvest a further Rs 40 million to build a separate factory in the same premises to manufacture polythene agri water pipes.

These two projects will offer over 100 jobs for the youth in the area. 


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