Klöckner to raise shrink
and vinyl production
Klöckner Pentaplast of America, of Gordonsville, VA, USA, announced two new capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. The first expansion is in its core business of rigid vinyl film calendering, which is expected to come on-line in July. In the fall, an expansion of a tentering capacity for full body shrink-label films is expected to start.
“We are investing at this time to further support our customers’ growth requirements,” notes Michael Tubridy, president. “This investment demonstrates our continued commitment to provide capacity to meet future market demand in key market segments.”
The specialty shrink films are used primarily for various full-body sleeves, bottle capsule (cap seal), tamper-evident bands, and multi-pack applications. Most are typically printed for highly decorated labels that provide food, beverage, dairy, and consumer products with 360-degree graphics.