Inteplast Group’s AmTopp division has revealed plans to add two cast film extrusion lines at its newly acquired facility in Remington, Indiana, US.
The new lines are expected to expand Inteplast’s stretch film manufacturing operations and add 60 million pounds to its existing capacity, thus totalling 445 million pounds.
The company currently has 385 million pounds of production capacity through its American facilities in Texas states Lolita and Houston, North Carolina city Charlotte and Arizona capital Pheonix.
AmTopp is in the process of investing an additional $20m in new cast film equipment for its developments next year.
With production at its Remington facility, AmTopp will develop stretch film product lines including machine wraps, hand films and pre-stretch films.
The company is planning to start operations at the new midwest facility by the end of 2020, with 60 to 70 people set to work at the location.
AmTopp president Homer Hsieh said: “We have always been grateful for our customers’ continued support and the market’s acceptance of our stretch film products.
“As we work constantly to refine our products and services, these investments demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the stretch film market. We will always endeavour to provide the best value.”
The company is in the process of recruiting up to 20 people to man the 350,000ft² property, which will serve as a temporary warehouse. To a lesser degree, it will be used as a pre-stretch film production facility.