Competition in the fast-growing global market for polypropylene label and packaging films has intensified in the face of some major consolidations. One of the newest names is the Treofan Group, consisting of three separate operating companies: Trespaphan, Moplefan and Shorko, which had been acquired during the past year or so. The new group has a production capacity of more than 265,000 tons per annum from 10 plants worldwide.
The German-based Trespaphan company, once owned by Celanese AG and before that Hoescht, is a familiar name in the world of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films for packaging and industrial applications. Now, as part of Treofan, it can also offer a range of non-oriented cast polypropylene (CPP) films for the injection molding process.
The cast coextrusion process is claimed to reduce shrinkage after molding, leaving no distortion or “orange peel” effect. This allows the production of large