Revolution Unites All Its Sustainable Plastics Brands Under One Name

Revolution has a unique circular approach to plastics recycling: It integrates all stages of the plastic life cycle at its plants in order to divert plastic from landfills. In addition to facilities across the U.S., Revolution has Texas plants in Mesquite and Kilgore—and executive offices in Flower Mound.

Revolution, a leading manufacturer of sustainable materials and plastic solutions, has announced it will unite all its brands under the Revolution name globally. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based company has Texas manufacturing plants in Mesquite and Kilgore, along with other facilities across the U.S. Its unique circular recycling approach integrates all stages of the plastic life cycle, in order to divert plastic from landfills. 

A large portion of Revolution’s leadership lives and offices in Dallas-Fort Worth—including its CEO, several SVPs, a vice president, and its directors of marketing and information systems. The company opened new executive offices in Flower Mound in 2021.

Brands under the Revolution umbrella include Delta Plastics, Revolution Ag, Revolution Bag, Rodeo Plastics, and Command. 

The announcement that the company will combine its brands comes just a week after Revolution received a Letter of No Objection (LNO) from the FDA for its proprietary recycling method that produces post-consumer recycled, linear low-density polythylene (PCR-LLDPE) material suitable for food-contact applications. 

Revolution’s recycling method produces PCR pellets suitable for food-contact applications. [Photo: Revolution]

Five new strategic business divisions

As a part of the fusing of its brands, Revolution has combined similar market products that will align under one of five new strategic business divisions to streamline operations and better serve its customer base. Those divisions include Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Commercial, Sustainable Consumer, Sustainable Stretch Solutions, and Sustainable Materials. 

“Unifying our business entities under one identity will enable us to more effectively convey a unified message in championing solutions that empower everyone to contribute to a more sustainable future,” Revolution CEO Sean Whiteley said in a statement. “In doing that, we not only help the environment, but also help our partners meet their environmental, social and governance goals, achieve industry leadership and create more sustainable growth.”

The uniform branding comes with an updated website and a fresh tagline: “Redefine possible,” symbolizing the company’s commitment to redefining what’s possible for sustainable plastic solutions. 

Revolution recycling machinery. [Photo: Revolution]

A ‘closed loop’ plastic recycling system

Revolution brings 30 years of expertise in the recycling and manufacturing of plastics to create a closed-loop system that takes advantage of post-consumer recycled resin. The company can manufacture products that contain up to 100 percent of recycled resin for industries including agriculture, construction, and foodservice. 

The circular approach to plastics production involves recovering, collecting, and manufacturing products all within Revolution facilities. The approach refers to the use of Revolution’s recycled resin being put back into sustainable products like trash can liners, carry out bags, and construction sheeting. 

The firm works with businesses to help them deliver effective and sustainable solutions that reduce their environmental impact. The focus for the company is maximizing the recycled PCR content in products in order to limit the use of virgin plastic, thus reducing the amount of plastic going into landfills. 

Plastic film extrusion at a Revolution manufacturing plant. [Photo: Revolution]

Diverted over 300 million pounds of waste from landfills

In its first-ever sustainability report, Revolution said it had diverted over 300 million pounds of material waste from landfills. Products manufactured by Revolution include food prep items, plastic sheeting, irrigation polytubes, stretch film, and various bags and film used in foodservice or agricultural practices.  

The sustainable plastics manufacturer has steadily expanded in the last few years, most recently acquiring Shelbyville, Tennessee-based Five Points Films, Terre Haute, Indiana-based Jadcore, LLC, and St Paul, Minnesota-based Polar Plastics. In 2019, the company acquired Kilgore-based Pak-Sher, a manufacturer of various kinds of bags, foodservice film, pan liners, and other items. 

PCR resin test tubes. [Photo: Revolution]

Revolution’s Flower Mound offices act as ‘central hub’

In 2021, Revolution Plastics opened its executive offices in Flower Mound at Lakeside International Office Center, which has over 130,000 square feet of office space across two buildings.

The Flower Mound location serves as a centrally located hub for the company. Other Texas locations include the plant in Mesquite—which has been manufacturing high-quality plastic sheeting for 30 years and has around 200 employees—and the plant in Kilgore, which manufactures carryout bags and back-of-the-house restaurant products. 

Revolution’s other locations across the U.S. are in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Tennessee, and California.

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