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60 Years in Business

Significant developments in the field of polymer chemistry in the 1950s led to a surge in the production of plastics in Europe and the USA. During this period, the company Vinora established itself as one of the pioneers of the Swiss polyethylene packaging industry, exerting a major influence on the early history of plastics in Switzerland.


The company Petroplast was founded in the late 1970s, prompting many years of intense competition between these two pioneering specialists in the production of flexible packaging. The two companies merged in 1992 and, in early 2000, they began marketing their products under the name Petroplast AG.


These 60 years of accumulated experience in the industry enabled Petroplast AG to build up outstanding levels of production know-how and industry expertise – and it is these two factors which are the key to the company's ongoing success in developing innovative, future-oriented products.


1953  Vinora AG founded in Jona
1976  Facility suffers major fire damage and is rebuilt
1977  Petroplast AG founded in Andwil, St. Gallen
1992  Merger of Vinora AG and Petroplast AG
2002  Company starts doing business under the name Petroplast AG
2012  Printing Competence Center established in Andwil
2013  Extrusion Competence Center established in Jona
           Company celebrates its 60th anniversary

Petroplast AG      Industriestrasse 148     9015 St.Gallen      Switzerland     T +41 (0)71 544 14 00     F +41 (0)71 544 14 11