Klockner Pentaplast Invests in New Production Capacity
GORDONSVILLE, Va. and RAYONG, Thailand—KP, a shrink-label films and PVC producer, announced that it will add to its global production capacity for transverse-direction oriented shrink-label films. Primarily used for full- or partial-body shrink-sleeve applications, the new shrink film capacity will be located at the company’s Rayong, Thailand, and Rural Retreat, U.S., manufacturing facilities. In addition, KP announced that it will be adding PVC production capacity to its Rayong, Thailand site. The expansion includes two tentering lines and PVC production machinery. Sixty-four employees will be added worldwide.
Shrink-label films capacity expansion
The new tentering lines will produce high-performance PETG and PVC shrink films and will add 15,000 tons of shrink-film capacity to the company’s existing global production. Startup is targeted for early 2011.
PVC film capacity expansion
Primarily used for pharmaceutical, shrink base film, and general-purpose thermoformed packaging applications, this new capacity will be located at the company’s Rayong, Thailand, manufacturing facility. The start up of the production line is targeted for early 2011 and will add 12,500 tons of capacity. The line is engineered to meet the requirements and regulatory standards of the pharmaceutical industry.
“These expansions will enable us to continue to support our customers’ growing global demand for high-quality packaging films,” notes Tom Goeke, CEO of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group. “Continuing to supply the global marketplace with a broad film portfolio produced using the most advanced production technology allows international converters and brand companies to source identical high-quality films across all regions and further enhances product development capabilities.”