About Us

PLI (Pak-Lite, Inc.) is a leading North American converter/manufacturer of foams, nonwovens, foils, films, specialty materials and fabrics. We specialize in various markets including automotive, marine, HVAC, flooring, medical, renewable energy, RF shielding, construction, packaging, transportation and manufacturing. Our customer base includes many of the top OEM and industrial companies in the world.

about1Pak-Lite has manufacturing facilities in Georgia, North Carolina and Taiwan and a variety of distribution affiliates on both the East and West Coasts of the United States and Canada. We have over 200 dedicated professionals committed to making your project a success before, during and after the design and manufacturing of your product.

Our manufacturing capabilities include extrusion lamination to foams and rubber substrates. We combine materials to composite form and then supply you die cut parts, components, roll stock or sheeting. Finished parts often include pressure sensitive adhesives and release liners. Additional capabilities include skiving, rotary die cutting, kiss cutting, thermoforming, spooling, molding, precision parts manufacturing, assembly and much more.

PLI finished component parts can take the foam of seals, gaskets, heat shielding, acoustical foam insulation, vibration suppression parts, headliners, attachment tapes, flooring underlayment’s, insulation materials, reinforcement materials, flotation products, and packaging components just to name a few.

about2The engineering staff at PLI will assist you in designing the exact components to meet your demanding specifications. We have extensive experience with 3M and Avery Adhesives as well as years of sourcing the top foam, rubber, polymer, packaging, nonwoven, and fiber and film suppliers worldwide.

PLI (Pak-Lite) was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in February 1972 by Frank M Pritchard. The company began as a manufacturer of protective packaging products and in May of 1983 opened its second manufacturing facility in Mebane, NC.

In 1985, the leadership team at Pak-Lite consisting of David M. Pritchard, Stanley J. Beard and William H. Beard purchased the company from Frank Pritchard. Since that time, Pak-Lite has embarked upon a progressive path of product diversification and improved capabilities.

David and William still remain the owners of PLI and they continue to operate the company with an emphasis on simplicity and the basic principle of quality above all. They surround themselves with top leaders that in turn produce outstanding managers. This formula combined with enthusiastic team members consistently makes positive things happen on a daily basis.

In July 2004, PLI opened its 3rd state of the art facility in Suwanee, Ga. and moved their corporate offices to that location. Recent purchases of skiving, cam cutting, laminating and spooling equipment have greatly strengthened PLI’s commitment and value to their customers. The company has enjoyed sales growth exceeding 1800% in the past 19 years and continues to grow at an exceptional level to this day.