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Loparex expands with extrusion line in China

December 12, 2006

Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and films, has invested in a new extrusion line in its Guangzhou plant in China. The investment is part of Loparex’s strategy to strenghten the company’s operations in Asia and to expand the Guangzhou mill’s product range to polycoated release liners.

The new extruder started up at the beginning of December. “This is an important milestone for our business in Asia,” says Andie Ho, president of Loparex Asia Pacific. “It permits us to significantly extend our product range and to offer release liner solutions to new business areas, and also offer better service to our current customers and strenghten our market position in this area.”

Loparex’s Guangzhou plant started its operations in June 2004 with production of 1- and 2-sided, solvent-free direct siliconized release papers. “Building an extrusion line in Guangzhou was a strategic decision with many positive consequences. Our product range is now expanded to 1- and 2-sided LDPE, HDPE and PP-coated liners, that can be printed in-line with customers’ designs,” explains Tapani Laakso, sales director, Loparex Asia Pacific. “We have now excellent release liner solutions to offer especially to the graphic arts, tape and medical industries. In Asia, there is a strong demand for polycoated products in these business areas.”

Following this investment, 20 new persons have been employed at the Guangzhou plant to work in production, maintenance, quality control, and production planning. The total number of employees at the plant is approximately 120.
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