South American film maker adds BOPET line


OPP Film SA, headquartered in Lima, Peru, will begin offering biaxial oriented polyester (BOPET) film starting in early 2013, according to an announcement made on April 20. Part of the Oben Holding Group, OPP Film has purchased a new Brückner Maschinenbau line with a nameplate capacity of 35,000 MTPA. OPP Film is adding BOPET capabilities in response to customer demand.

The high-speed, 8.7m-wide BOPET line adds to OPP Film’s current product offering of biaxial oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and case polypropylene (CPP) films. The company also recently started two new BOPP lines and started up its newest cast film line in July of this year.

“We are proud of these continuing advancements in our production capabilities,” said Alfredo Barreda, VP, OPP Film SA. “The superior technology of this new BOPET unit will provide our customers with a highly desirable product, enabling them to gain more market share. Our BOPET films will be available with special treatments, metalized and favorable heat-sealing characteristics.”...
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