The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce’s newest member, Encina, utilizes a proprietary process to convert post-consumer scrap plastic to valuable circular chemical products. The process, called PFCC, converts mixed hard-to-recycle plastics into petrochemical feedstock such as light olefins and BTX aromatics.
Based in Texas, the company announced last week plans to invest $1.1 billion in a new facility in Northumberland County along Route 11 in Point Township. The facility will be named Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility. The plant will take post-consumer plastic and recycle it into chemicals to make new plastic items. The facility will be the first in the region to use advanced technologies to convert post-consumer materials into feedstock that can be used to manufacture thousands of new products.
Annually, the Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility will process 450,000 tons of post-consumer materials, diverting the vast majority from landfills and away from incinerators. They would reduce the need to produce new plastic from oil and gas resources, providing circular solutions to customers committed to reducing their impact on the environment to build a circular economy.
The state-of-the-art facility will create hundreds of well-paid jobs and it is expected to be fully operational by the fall of 2024. Encina is hosting a community open house on Wednesday, May 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #44 in Point Township.
Encina joins over 423 members of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce to receive benefits and support the Chamber’s efforts to enhance the region.