Klöckner Pentaplast announces global capacity expansion for packaging production

German plastics manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast Group has added to its global production capacity in Asia, the Americas and Europe. The company is investing €45.6 million ($60.25 million) as part of its 2013 and 2014 expansion plans, which include facilities in Cotia, Brazil; Suzhou, China; Newport/Crumlin, Great Britain; and Santo Tirso, Portugal. About 142 employees are being added worldwide.

Klöckner Pentaplast purports to be the only rigid film producer with manufacturing sites located on four continents - Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Newport/Crumlin, Wales, Great Britain, manufacturing facility expansion

kp will add to its UK and European production capacity for polyester films. Primarily used for food and consumer packaging applications, the new capacity will be located at the company's Newport/Crumlin, Great Britain, manufacturing facility. The start-up of the extrusion line is targeted for July 2014 and will add 15 employees. The €6.0 million ($7.93 million) investment will add 8000 tonnes of capacity.

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