Carton packaging and filling machines supplier SIG Combibloc has announced that a new extrusion line is operational at its packaging plant in Campo Largo located near the city of Curitiba in Brazil's Paraná state.
The new line laminates unprocessed cardboard for carton packs on-site. Operation of the new line completes the modular investment and building project at the site.
The building project began in Brazil in 2010, and the packaging plant was put into operation in mid-2011. This second stage of construction has added the extrusion line, which will laminate the unprocessed cardboard with polymers and aluminium on-site in Brazil with immediate effect.
SIG Combibloc South America director and general manager Ricardo Rodriguez said: "With this fresh major investment of around €40m for the installation of the extrusion line, SIG Combibloc has laid the groundwork to be optimally prepared to meet the ever-increasing demand for aseptic carton packs. We can now produce the packaging material needed for our carton packs in South America, on-site in Brazil. The extrusion line will laminate around 250 million metres of packaging material each year."
Part of the New-Zealand-based Rank Group, SIG Combibloc supplies carton packaging and filling machines for the food and drinks sector.
Image: SIG's new extrusion line laminates unprocessed cardboard for the company's carton packs on-site. Photo: courtesy of Diego Pisante.