Treofan Americas to increase capacity by 50% with new BOPP line in Mexico

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Specialty, biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films manufacturer Treofan invested around USD 45 million in a new orientation line at its Americas facility in Zacapu, Mexico, as per sources.

The five-layer and 10.4m orientation line will help enhance the production by 50% at the facility or increase the capacity by 30,000 tons per year.

Treofan Americas CEO Jon Knight said, "The additional asset represents the next phase of the Group's reinvestment strategy, which was initiated back in 2014 at our facility in Neunkirchen, Germany.

"The advanced capacity and capabilities will enable us to continue to grow with our valued customers in our key markets."

Adding to this, Treofan Americas COO Allan Crighton said, "We have been working in close cooperation with Brückner to design a line capable of producing our current and future specialty BOPP film products of lengths more than ten meters wide and at speeds of up to 600 meters per minute, building on the experience gained with the 8.2m, five-layer Brückner line which has now been running for almost ten years."

The BOPP manufacturer has invested around $100m in two lines, including 8.5m and 8.2m, in the last 20 years to expand its business.

Treofan develops and produces BOPP films for packaging, label, tobacco and also technical applications. Its packaging films are used by major brands in the consumer goods industry across the globe, while its label films are used in in-mould, wrap-around, and self-adhesive label applications.

The firm also produces BOPP films for tobacco packaging, as well as a broad range of standard and high temperature grade capacitor films.

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