Klöckner Pentaplast: New production capacity in Europe and South America

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group recently announced the launch of new production capacity in Europe and South America. As part of the company's €45.6 Mio investment in its 2013 and 2014 expansion plans, new production capacity recently went online in Great Britain, Argentina, and Brazil. Klöckner Pentaplast is the only rigid film solutions producer with manufacturing sites located on four continents - Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Newport/Crumlin, Wales, Great Britain, manufacturing facility expansion
kp has added to its UK and European production capacity for polyester films. Primarily used for food and consumer packaging applications, the new capacity is located at the company's Newport/Crumlin, Great Britain, manufacturing facility. The state-of-the-art extrusion line added 15 employees to the company. The €6.0 Mio investment expands capacity by 8,000 metric tons.

Cotia (São Paulo), Brazil, manufacturing facility expansion
kp has invested in 1,200 metric tons of additional coating and laminating capacity suitable for the production of "Pentapharm alfoil” PVdC-coated and "Pentapharm Aclar”-laminated packaging films to service the Latin American pharmaceutical industry. PVC calendering capacity has been increased by 12,000 metric tons to service the pharmaceutical, food, print, card, and general-purpose thermoforming markets. In addition, matte calendering capacity will follow in November 2014. The company is investing a total of €11.6 Mio which has added 26 employees. The new capacity further complements the Group's existing film production capacity at two facilities in Latin America, Villa del Totoral, Argentina, and Cotia, Brazil.

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