Jindal Films Europe will expand its metallising and extrusion capabilities at its site in Brindisi, Italy, under the company’s re-investment strategy.
The manufacturer of speciality biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films plans to deploy a 10.5m orientation line at the site by fourth quarter of 2016, which will lead to a capacity expansion of more than 50,000t a year.
A metalliser is expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2016, adding 10,000t of capacity.
Jindal Films Europe Brindisi operations director Alessandro Fontanarosa said: "This investment reinforces our commitment to providing customers with a long-term supply strategy and strong technology.
"We have a wide range of quality products, and continue to focus on expanding our reach with next-generation solutions."
Jindal Films CEO and executive vice-president Scott Van Winter said: "This investment strategy underscores the confidence we have in our employees, our customers and our suppliers to aggressively grow the speciality films business.
"We are able to leverage exceptional technology and a solid asset base with a global presence, enabling us to provide solutions everywhere in the world."
Jindal Films Europe recently invested in a trigeneration plant at the Brindisi site, which facilitates heat generation, electrical power and cooling power from a single power source, reports Labelsandlabeling.com.
Jindal Films specialises in the development and production of speciality oriented polypropylene (OPP) films such as multilayer white opaque films, as well as metalised and coated films for flexible packaging, labelling and other applications. The company’s products include Bicor, Oppalyte and Metallyte films for packaging applications, and Label-Lyte film for label applications.
Image: Jindal Films to expand production capacity at Brindisi site. Photo: courtesy of Films Americas.