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Loparex opens

November 14, 2006

Loparex opens
liner facility in Poland
Despite the political uncertainty in Poland, vast amounts of development money is currently being poured into the country by global investors and manufacturers. It also appears to be among Europe’s leading destination for investment by label press manufacturers, converting groups and materials suppliers. They include Loparex, a global manufacturer of siliconized release liners, which has commissioned a new printing and slitting terminal in Warsaw. The aim is to strengthen its operations in central Europe and increase converting capacity.
The plant consists of two slitting machines and a two-color flexo press. It also houses the company’s Polish sales office. The unit will mainly convert siliconized ESP release liners manufactured on Loparex’s PM1 located in Lohja, Finland. In Poland, release liners are printed according to customers’ needs and slit to requested dimensions. Formerly part of UPM’s Converting Division, Loparex was bought in late 2005 by an investment company belonging to ABN AMRO Capital Group.