Peter & David O'Sullivan

Plastex — some facts and figures

Plastex is an independent family run extrusion company specialising in the manufacture of plastic tensional strapping and vinyl flooring. Founded in 1962, we have grown to a turnover of £12 million/$20 million in 2012.

Even though we have become a global company, we never forget the personal touch and pride ourselves on quality products backed by a quality service. Your order is always our priority.


Plastex manufacturing in the USA and the UK

Today we operate a 24 hour a day manufacturing operation at sites in the UK & USA.

50 countries and 25 times round the world

We make over 1,000,000 km of strapping per year – enough to circle the world 25 times.

The two facilities, one in Fort Payne, Alabama, the other in Wickford, Essex, have a combined capacity of 4,000 tonnes/year of PP and PET and 1,500 tonnes of PVC/year, approx 300,000 sqm/year.

General extrusion

As our company name implies, our roots were in general plastic extrusion. Over the ensuing years we have tuned our expertise, today offering individual OEM's bespoke volume thermoplastic profile extrusion solutions.


60% of UK's factory production is exported to over 50 countries, throughout the world.

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