Yupo Corporation America is an industry leader and the largest manufacturer of synthetic paper in the Western Hemisphere. From its administrative and sales office located adjacent to the manufacturing facility in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Yupo markets throughout North and South America.
YUPO Synthetic Paper is recyclable, waterproof and tree-free, with attributes and properties that make it the perfect solution for a variety of marketing, design, packaging and labeling needs. As the category’s premium brand, YUPO Synthetic Paper is often specified by designers, printers, brand managers and marketing and communication professionals.
Thanks to extensive research and development, Yupo produces seven principal grades and multiple basis weights of synthetic paper for labels and packaging products. The Chesapeake facility manufactures more than 10,000 metric tons of synthetic paper annually.
When Yupo selected Chesapeake for its headquarters in the mid-1990s, the company initially invested $100 million and created 100 jobs – making it one of the biggest investments Chesapeake had seen at the time.
Since beginning operations in 1996, Yupo has invested an additional $20 million and increased its workforce by 50 percent. Yupo continues to find new ways to grow and build its operations in Chesapeake due in part to the city’s available skilled labor force, residential quality of life and geographic and logistic accessibility.