Bonset America Corporation is a subsidiary of C.I. Takiron Corporation of Osaka, Japan. The Greensboro plant represents the first U.S. venture by any Japanese heat-shrinkable film manufacturer. In the years since its establishment it has become one of the largest producers of heat shrinkable film for the full body labeling industry. The future goal is a world-wide expansion effort to make Bonset the leading producer in the global market. This growth will correspond with local conditions and customer needs. Initial production began with PVC Film often used for labels on small containers and tamper evident sealing. Now Bonset's BONSET®-PVC, BONPET®-PETG, and BONFLEX®-SBS/OPS films are used for printed full-body sleeves for the labeling, bundling, and proofing, of many different consumer products.
Located in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont/Triad area, the plant combines the aesthetics of a natural setting with high-tech manufacturing processes. The geographic location makes it ideal to service U.S. and foreign markets. Ground-breaking occurred in May, 1989, and one year later on May 14, 1990, the first product was shipped. A series of building expansions, including the most recent one in 2008, has allowed Bonset's capacity to grow with the needs and trends of US and Export Markets.
The parent company of BAC is C.I. Takiron Corporation. On April 1, 2017, Takiron Co., Ltd. and C.I. Kasei Co., Ltd. merged and started anew as C.I. Takiron Corporation. Takiron (established in 1919) and C.I. Kasei (established in 1963) each grew their businesses, introducing high quality / high value-added products based on their unique technology as general plastic manufacturers, in order to respond to customer needs. After the merger, the company is gathering its collective strength to expand its corporate scale and business domain. It aims to become a leading company in the plastics processing industry, through realizing synergetic effects from restructuring its business portfolio and streamlining its management & assets. C.I. Takiron's products include:
- Construction materials, such as housing equipment and building materials, floor materials and building decoration materials
- Environmental materials, such as agricultural materials and civil engineering materials
- High functional materials, such as industrial plates and electronic components
- Specialty films, such as heat-shrinkable film for packaging and packaging materials