Our History

Plastatech® History

Plastatech is a responsive, close-knit business dedicated to ensuring the success of our customers by providing the highest quality calendered and extruded PVC-based films, knitted fabrics and laminates.

With roots in single-ply roofing, Plastatech was founded to manufacture a high-quality roofing membrane. The expertise gained in making superior roofing products is at the center of manufacturing PVC products.

At Plastatech, we believe the manufacturing process requires going beyond the ordinary. No matter how challenging the product or application, you can depend on Plastatech to take the extra step to find the answer. This approach has generated our line of industry-leading products: calendered and extruded laminates and films, weft-inserted textiles and industrial membranes.

We take the time to understand every aspect of your project. From start to finish, our technical experts are here to assist you. Whether they are helping to select the proper materials or products, or providing on-site manufacturing consultations, our goal is to ensure total satisfaction.

The Spirit of Innovation

In 1985, entrepreneur John R Burt purchased his first laminator and created a new business venture: Plastatech. Under the leadership of John's daughter, Kathy Burt Allen, a talented team of professionals experienced in PVC formulation and production was assembled. In 1992, Plastatech purchased two weft-insertion knitting machines and began production of polyester scrim. In 1996, Plastatech completed construction on a 72,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Michigan. The facility included a state-of-the-art calender to manufacture film. Then in 2014, Plastatech completed the installation of a new extruder, the largest and most advanced of its time, at the Saginaw, Michigan, manufacturing facility.


Controlling our Destiny

The ability to produce PVC membranes in-house is part of John’s vertical integration approach, which allows Plastatech to control the manufacturing process from top-to-bottom. This results in quality craftsmanship and ensures customers receive industry-leading products to meet their specific needs.

Using the expertise gained in manufacturing exposed membranes, Plastatech has expanded its product lines to include both reinforced and non-reinforced geomembranes.


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