Taghleef Industries (Ti), a bi-oriented polypropylene film manufacturer, has announced a major investment in its Hungarian manufacturing plant that the company says will boost up its five-layer capacity in Europe.
Critical investments were made at Ti Kft in Hungary to upgrade a 8.2 mt BoPP line to five layers. This investment will increase Ti Europe current five-layer film capacity to a total of 60,000 t/y. The line will be equipped with the most recent technologies for what the company calls "superior quality of the film produced" as well as energy saving purposes. Energy savings are predicted to be in the range of 25%.
With this new capacity, Ti says it will reinforce its market position to serve the label (specifically IML) as well as the food packaging industries. The five-layer film technical advantages will also be used for other specific non-food applications. "Our continuous investment in advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities further demonstrate Ti's commitment to support its growing European customer base and partners," says Valerio Garzitto, CEO of Ti Europe.
The start up of the upgraded line is scheduled on June 1.