Treofan launches high-performance BOPP production line in Neunkirchen

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  • Production of premium five-layer label and packaging film
  • One billion square meters of film a year
  • Largest investment in decades

BOPP film specialist Treofan’s new high-performance plant in Neunkirchen, Germany, is entering series production. The 8.7 meter wide production line features an annual capacity of up to one billion square meters of premium five-layer label and packaging film which is equivalent to a daily output of around 2.7 million square meters, roughly the area of 400 football fields.

Production of premium five-layer label and packaging film

The new line will produce premium label and packaging film for the European market and for export to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“The demand for monomaterials that can be fully recycled and the increasing use of global packaging concepts by major brand manufacturers are important worldwide trends,” comments CEO Dr. Walter Bickel. “This means that films have to offer more and more functionalities when it comes to protective effects, barrier properties and processing methods.”

Largest investment in decades

Custom-configured in cooperation with plant engineering group Andritz, the 30 million euro plant represents Treofan’s largest single investment in recent decades. It is part of a major investment program: Over the past two years, a total of 60 million euros has been invested in upgrading Treofan’s entire manufacturing infrastructure in Germany, Italy and Mexico. This spring, the control system of an existing production line in Neunkirchen received a four-million-euro upgrade as part of the investment program, and at the company’s site in Zacapu, Mexico, a metalizer was installed for seven million euros.

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