NOVA Chemicals Bringing 125 New Jobs to Connersville

July 18, 2023

NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a Canada-based producer of sustainable polyethylene, will establish its first mechanical recycling facility in Connersville. The new facility, which will be operated by Novolex Holdings LLC – a leading developer of packaging products for food service and industrial markets with 15 years of experience in operating plastic film recycling facilities, will create up to 125 new jobs in the coming years.
NOVA Chemicals will build out and equip a portion of the 1.7 million-square-foot facility on 186 acres at 4747 N. Western Ave. in Connersville to process post-consumer plastic films to produce SYNDIGO™ recycled polyethylene (rPE) at commercial scale. The facility will clean, chop and remelt plastic film into small plastic pellets used to make new products, such as packaging for food and drink, e-commerce, heavy-duty sacks, shrink wrap, and more. The new facility, which will begin operating as early as 2025, is expected to deliver more than 100 million pounds of rPE to the market by 2026.