Austrian packaging solutions provider Constantia Flexibles intends to expand the production capacity at its subsidiary Parikh Packaging, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
The development comes after the company began construction on a new greenfield site close to existing production site at Parikh last year.
The new facility will contain a polyethylene-blown film extruder, high-definition Flexo printing press and laminators that will produce recyclable high-barrier laminates.
Constantia Flexibles food division executive vice-president Stefan Grote said: “Our investment strengthens Parikh Packaging’s credentials as a leading provider of innovation and service to customers in the Indian subcontinent.
“Major FMCGs are demanding the highest level of sustainability for their packaging material and they will have to comply with upcoming Indian Plastic Waste Management (PWM) regulations that promote only fully recyclable flexible packaging.”
Scheduled to be available from next year, the additional capacity will allow the company to cater to growing demand from multinational firms in the food and home and personal care (HPC) industries in India.
The company expects urbanisation and expansion of the retail sector to help develop the flexible packaging market in the country.
The existing production unit at Parikh Packaging’s facility in Ahmedabad features rotogravure printing machines, PE extruders, various lamination technologies and pouch making.
Constantia Flexibles operates 32 sites in 18 countries, employing 7,400 workers.