Manufacturer of speciality biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, Jindal Films Europe, is expanding its extrusion capabilities at its Virton site in Belgium, the company announced 23 Feb.
This expansion, said the Luxembourg-based company, represents the next phase of its “reinvestment strategy” which was initiated in 2015 at its Brindisi facility in Italy.
Part of the Indian Jindal Group, the producer of speciality films for flexible packaging and labelling markets, said a “world-class” 10.5m orientation line will be installed at the plant with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year.
The new asset will replace production lines currently in operation in Virton and is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter, 2018.
“Virton is the most flexible plant to produce our wide range of specialty and new generation products,” said Serge François, Virton site director, Jindal Films Europe.
The company opened an innovation technology centre at Virton in July 2015, equipped with testing laboratories for exhaustive film characterisation.
“In combination with the recently installed Global Technology Innovation Center, the Virton Site will be the launch platform for our next generation products,” said François.