Located just North of Rome, Georgia, Marglen Industries was originally started as a carpet manufacturer in 1971. Marglen however looked toward the future, not only of technology, but for the future of our planet. By 1994, Marglen had a fully operational bottle washing and grinding facility, and produced polyester fiber in house using post-consumer, curbside pickup bottles. Just three years later, Marglen added a second fiber extrusion line, increasing polyester fiber capacity.
By 2002, Marglen’s focus was completely on environmentally-friendly rPET efforts. At this point in time, Marglen Industries was already recognized as an international leader in polyester fiber production, shipping products across the globe.
As a company with a focus on a bright future, Marglen continued to stay on the cutting edge of technology. In 2008, the addition of a new extrusion system allowed Marglen Industries to enter into a new market producing LNO food-grade rPET resin. This new rPET resin is used by many different industries, allowing a green solution for any application- from pharmaceutical packaging to the food service industry. In 2010 Marglen continued its commitment to the environment by installing 476 cylindrical solar modules on its roof.
Facility expansion and more services
In 2014 Marglen completed an expansion of their bottle wash process installing state-of-the-art technology. This more than doubled their capacity to process PET bottles through its new and improved wash line.
In 2016 Marglen expanded beyond PET bottles, and created a new division by installing state of the art equipment to process polyester textile materials. This not only enabled Marglen to process their own polyester textile materials, but allows them to offer this service to their customers as well by processing their polyester fiber, yarn, fabric, etc.
In the same year, Marglen entered the Polypropylene Drawn Textured Yarn business by acquiring Engineered Yarns & Applications North America, also known as ENYA. Marglen’s strategic location allows them to quickly service the Polypropylene DTY needs of the domestic knitting market located in the southeast.
Looking to the future
Most recently, in 2019, Marglen added another line to its polyester textile division, more than doubling its capacity. This line allows them to help customers process their polyester waste streams that would otherwise end up in the landfill, furthering the circular economy and lowering our carbon footprint. Marglen continually looks to improve their processes and looks forward to more growth and innovation in the near future.