Russia-based Rusnano and flexible packaging producer UralPlastic-N have openend a RUR2.55bn ($83m) packaging plant in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

The unit will produce 1,800t flexible polymer packaging per month, modified with nanocomposites, which will be used for dairy products, meat, fish, infant nutrition and other food and non-food products.

The plant features a ten-layer extrusion line, which enables the company to produce hermetic films, together with a raw materials batching system.

The company said the film improves physical and mechanical characteristics of the packaging and its modification with nanocomposites makes it possible to increase the shelf life of packed products.