Evanesce establishing operations in Hampton County

September 09, 2021

September 10, 2021

 Evanesce establishing operations in Hampton County

$17 million investment will create 78 new jobs

HAMPTON, S.C. – Evanesce, a sustainable technology innovator, today announced new operations in Hampton County. The $17 million investment will create 78 new jobs.

 Douglas Horne, Founder & CEO of Evanesce, said, “Taking a step further in reinventing sustainable packaging technology, we are pleased to announce the opening of our first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hampton County. We are excited to reach this crucial milestone of our growth plan, and this could not have been possible without the support of the State and the County. South Carolina is ripe for industrial disruption and our investment in Hampton County is further validation for the wave of new development that the community is set to experience.  Being adjacent to I-95, the geographic location of the facility allows us to seamlessly service North America.

“With the state-of-the-art machinery now in place, we are gearing to produce millions of compostable PLA straws for North American market. By early 2022, we also plan to initiate production of our patented Molded Starch Technology. This facility will not only bring new jobs and economic benefits to Hampton County but will also emphasize the success and value of eco-conscious technologies that will make the world a better place for future generations,” added Horne.

“This announcement is a tremendous win for Hampton County and Evanesce. South Carolina’s strong business climate and highly skilled workforce continue to attract new investment and jobs. We look forward to the positive impact Evanesce will have in Hampton County moving forward,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

 “Today’s announcement by Evanesce is not only a win for South Carolina, but it’s also a win for our green industry. When a company like this can make compostable products and reduce our footprint on the world, it’s reason to celebrate. Congratulations to Evanesce, and I look forward to watching them grow for years to come,” added Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

 Founded in 2016, Evanesce designs, develops and manufactures sustainable packaging solutions like trays, cups and bowls that are certified compostable, affordable and American made. The company’s revolutionary, patented Evanesce Molded Starch Technology uses upcycled, plant-based byproducts, is 100% compostable and decomposes in 90 days or less.

“Hampton County welcomes Evanesce to the Lowcountry Industrial Park. We appreciate their job creation and investment, which will provide untold opportunities in our area, including the 78 direct jobs that will create a brighter future for those hired in our rural community,” said Hampton County Council Chairman Charles “Buddy” Phillips.

 “SouthernCarolina Alliance (SCA) congratulates Hampton County and Evanesce on the announcement of a $17 million investment and 78 new jobs. Evanesce will not only provide good jobs, but they will be manufacturing biodegradable products that will make a difference in the environment and the future. SCA looks forward to continuing to work with Evanesce in growing their business at their facility in Hampton County,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls in welcoming the new company.

 Bill Hager, Chairman of the Hampton County Economic Development Commission added, “We are glad to have this new investment by Evanesce in Hampton County.  I know that they conducted an extensive search, and we are pleased that they chose to make this community their new home for manufacturing an environmentally friendly product.”

 Located at 103 Logistics Drive in Early Branch, Evanesce’s new facility with state-of-the-art machinery can produce millions of PLA certified compostable straws per day.  This undertaking will increase Evanesce’s manufacturing capacity and support future growth for new products.

 The new facility is fully operational. Individuals interested in joining the Evanesce team should visit www.evanescepackaging.com .

 About Evanesce

Evanesce is accelerating the adoption of compostable, plant-based packaging solutions in the global packaging industry. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Evanesce designs, develops and manufactures sustainable packaging solutions that are certified compostable, commercially scalable and cost-competitive using the latest advancements in material science. Our revolutionary patented Evanesce® Molded Starch Technology uses upcycled plant-based by-products, is certified home compostable and decomposes in 90 days or less. Manufactured in the USA, Evanesce’s plant-based compostable food packaging products include readily available PLA and straws, cups, lids, plates and cutlery and Evanesce® Molded Starch products, available in early 2022. Evanesce is passionate about delivering environmentally friendly solutions that are affordable and inspire change that contributes to a healthier planet. Learn more at evanesce.com.



Natasha Chawla

Global VP Marketing