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DAK Americas

 
Overview

Rich in history, technology and experience, DAK Americas is a company with businesses comprised of Terephthalic acid (TPA), PET Container Resins and Polyester Staple Fibers. DAK Americas stands ready to embrace the future. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC the company is a globally competitive supplier for the western hemisphere. DAK Americas focuses on a dual strategy of low cost production of commodity products and innovation for a continuous stream of specialty products.

Culture

DAK Americas is a vital part of Alpek (a division of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.,) the second largest polyester ingredient supplier in the world. DAK Americas vision is to bring prosperity and renewal to the PET Resins and Polyester Staple Fibers value chains in the Americas, through leadership, products and people

History

In the fall of 2001, DAK Americas was created as a new company with three main business units, including: Fibers, Monomers, and Resins. DAK Americas is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest private corporations. At its creation, DAK Americas acquired several manufacturing facilities in the United States from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours. Together with Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V. both companies at that time had over a 25 year history of working together in Mexico, sharing technology, assets, and experiences in a variety of fiber an chemical related industries.

In 2003. DAK Americas expanded its PET Resins capability with the construction of a new facility near Charleston, South Carolina, USA and in mid 2007 again increased its PET Resin manufacturing capabilities with the construction of a new state-of-the-art PET facility near Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

By the close of 2007, DAK Americas had again increased its PET manufacturing capabilities and its abilities to supply PET Resin across the Americas with an acquisition of PET businesses and manufacturing facilities in Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina from Eastman Chemical.

DAK Americas continues its focus on innovation and growth of its PET Resin, Monomer and Polyester Staple Fiber business units and its commitment to continually deliver the highest quality products and services to its customers.

Core Values

Safety, Health & Environment: Safe and environmentally sound operations are a core value of DAK Americas. The Goal is to have “zero” injuries, accidents and environmental incidents. DAK Americas firmly believes that all injuries, accidents, and environmental incidents can and must be prevented.

DAK Americas will construct, maintain and operate its facilities such that employees, contractors, visitors, customers, communities and the environment are safe and protected. There are no tasks so important that DAK cannot and will not take the time to do them safely.

DAK Americas encourages open discussions and continually searches for ways to improve the integrity of its safety and environmental systems and facilities to minimize the potential for incidents, injuries or accidents.

Compliance with this statement and all applicable federal, state and local laws is the responsibility of all employees and contractors of DAK Americas. This is a condition of continuing employment with DAK Americas companies.

Ethical Behavior, Compliance with Law and Internal Policy: DAK Americas employees conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity in all their business and social interactions, both on and off the job.

Fair and Respectful Treatment: DAK Americas believes all persons (employees, customers, vendors, visitors and community members) are worthy of dignity and respect and likewise are expected to treat others with dignity and respect. Illegal discrimination and harassment are not tolerated. Corrective action will be taken if any illegal discrimination or harassment is detected. Organizational decisions affecting people are based on the best available information with consideration given to the impact on the individual, the business and other interested parties. Partiality is not shown based on position or background but on one’s commitment to the organization, performance and behavior.

Sustainability: DAK Americas will be the industry leader in pursuing environmentally friendly and cost effective solutions to supply “sustainable products”. Internally generated waste will be disposed of, while increasing the awareness of these initiatives with customers, employees and the communities in which DAK participates.