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Klöckner Pentaplast breaks ground in China

February 7, 2012

The new manufacturing site will house production equipment, production control systems, and a research and development laboratory.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has announced that it has broken ground on its first manufacturing facility in China. Located approximately 80 km west of Shanghai in the Suzhou Industrial Park in Suzhou, China, the 12,000 square meter facility will produce packaging films for the growing domestic Chinese market. According to the company, the first phase of production capacity there will focus on transverse-direction oriented shrink-label films, used primarily for full- or partial-body shrink-sleeve applications.

"This new site enables us to continue to support our customers' growing global demand for high-quality packaging films, especially in the dynamic Chinese market," says Christian Holtmann, CEO of Klöckner Pentaplast.

Christopher Frank, managing director in China for Klöckner Pentaplast, adds: "The Suzhou Industrial Park is a natural choice as the home of our first manufacturing plant in China. Its focus on innovation, strong infrastructure, and business-friendly environment make it an ideal location. In addition, Suzhou is located close to major metropolitan areas to further enhance our service capability."

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