- May 03, 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI |Toray Plastics (America), Inc., recently was recognized by Frito-Lay North America as the 2009 Supplier of the Year in the Dave Rader Innovation of the Year award category. This year, Frito-Lay, a div. of PepsiCo, honored twelve of its best suppliers at its 2009 Supplier of the Year Awards program, held on Apr. 15, 2010, at the company’s Plano, TX, headquarters. The Innovation of the Year award is named for Dave Rader, former CFO for Frito-Lay.
"We are honored to be recognized as Frito-Lay's 2009 Supplier of the Year in the Dave Rader Innovation of the Year Category," says Mike Brandmeier, senior VP, Toray Plastics (America). "At Toray we share Frito-Lay's commitment to sustainability, and it was very exciting to partner wtih them on such a challenging endeavor. Together we successfully developed an environment-friendly compostable barrier-sealant PLA film that delivers the performance of conventional films."Toray Plastics (America) is a leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance sustainable films, including compostable high-moisture-barrier metallized heat-sealable PLA film made from renewable materials. The company’s commitment to environmental stewardship includes the research and development of sustainable packaging films and environmentally conscious manufacturing practices.