Loparex has announced the expansion of its Eden, NC, USA release liner manufacturing site. Loparex has secured a 50,000 square foot manufacturing space located directly across the street from the existing 165,000 square foot facility, which currently houses multiple silicone coaters, a tandem extrusion line and slitting capabilities. The new facility will serve as an expanded, specialty slitting and printing hub. Specifically, the expansion will add manufacturing flexibility and enhanced service levels to customers that utilize high volume customized narrow width liners with and without customized printing.
The investment will create an additional 12 positions at the Eden facility. The transition completion date is set for November 1, 2013. The new facility will be ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and American Institute of Baking (AIB) certified.
In recent years Loparex has made major investments in capacity around the globe. In 2011, it announced the building of a new manufacturing plant in Rayong, Thailand which will officially open in September 2013. In addition, liner production capacity at its Guangzhou, China and Apeldoorn, Netherlands facilities has been expanded by installing new silicone coating lines and upgrades to existing silicone coating and extrusion lines.