Investment in plastic film production lines in China has been dramatic in recent years and 2014 was no exception.
More than 30 film lines were either announced or commissioned with the vast majority over 8m in width and three lines at 10.4m-wide. Two new 10.4m wide film lines were commissioned in China and in full production by the end of 2014.
But the trend towards 10.4m film lines in China is not new. Atlas commissioned the first ever 10.4m wide primary slitter rewinder for BOPP film in China as long ago as 2003.
Prior to that, three other 10.4m wide Atlas film slitters had been installed, one as early as 1998 in the US and two in Italy two or three years later.
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