Company HistoryIn 1973, the first Polypropylene extruder began operating in a small plant owned by two kibbutzim - Ramat Hashofet and Megiddo - the forerunner of Polygal. The new enterprise was supported by an Israeli government effort to place Israel at the forefront of the plastics industry, against the backdrop of the oil crisis of the 1970s.
In 1976, Polygal conducted a series of experiments using Polycarbonate - a material developed in the 1960's for industrial applications - to produce multiwalled sheets. The experiments succeeded and Polygal became the first manufacturer in the world to produce a Polycarbonate structured sheet. The success of this product and its potential applications were immediate and far-reaching. Over the years and until today, Polygal has maintained its innovative edge over the competition.