INTERVIEWS

Plastmore

Plastmore
Kürsad Dökme
Export Manager
" Plastmore is an Üstün Plastik brand. Üstün Plastik, established in 1985, is one of Turkey’s leading IML Food Packaging companies. Providing products to customers in 55 countries on 4 different continents, Üstün Plastik is able to fulfill all customer needs in IML Food Packaging with everything from an R&D center to a fully equipped mold workshop. "

1. Can you start by providing our readers a brief overview of Plastmore?

Plastmore is an Üstün Plastik brand. Üstün Plastik, established in 1985, is one of Turkey’s leading IML Food Packaging companies. The company operates with 20,000 m2 of indoor space in Istanbul and a 10,000 m2 warehouse space in Edirne, 250 employees and an annual production capacity of 8,000 tons.

Providing products to customers in 55 countries on 4 different continents, Üstün Plastik is able to fulfill all customer needs in IML Food Packaging with everything from an R&D center to a fully equipped mold workshop.

Üstün Plastik, which has won many awards over the years by placing importance on innovation and quality, has over 200 registered products.

As one of the export champions of its country, Üstün Plastik has been strongly communicating with the Plastmore brand in international markets since 2011.

2. What is the vision behind its formation and its current role in the Plastic Industry?

Our Vision
To present packaged food products to people throughout the world in the most hygienic, appealing and secure form within the framework of environmental sustainability.

Our Mission
We provide our customers with food packaging solutions that will be a great advantage among the competitors with an innovative, customer focused and environmentally sensitive approach.

Our Values

  • Being People Focused
  • Operating within the Framework of a Total Quality Approach
  • Thinking Globally
  • Being Respectful towards the Environment
     

3. What is your opinion on the recent developments of the Plastics Industry influencing the global market?

Pollution is a major problem globally. Unfortunately, unrecycled plastic is adding up to this problem. One solution to that is biodegradable packaging and this concept needs a little push from the government regulations. Otherwise,when left alone the food producers do not seem to be willing to use this kind of packaging. However, biodegradability can be achieved by adding an additive to the raw material mix very easily and the end price does not get affected too much by this. So if the governments set up regulations and start educating people about this, biodegradable packages will be produced everywhere and the plastic waste will be safely biodegraded in landfill dump sites.

4. Plastmore exports to over 35 different Nations.Does the company see a substantial increase in the export market in the future?

Yes, we do although the political situation in the Middle East (Turkey’s traditional export market) is not stable these days. We see opportunities in Americas and in South East Asia.

5. Are there any new products that Plastmore plans on launching in the coming future?

Plastmore has over 30 years of production experience. With its own R&D laboratory, mold workshop and latest technology production line, the company can respond to many different customer needs. With a flexible production structure, the company makes sure customers are always one step ahead in market conditions that rely on competition. As a result, we develop new packages every year.

6. Where is Plastmore heading as of now? How would you outline your future aspirations, objectives and plans?

By developing customized solutions for our customers we are planning to grow with them. And we are planning to expand our presence in the export market.

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