PVC film extruder Ongropack launches new stretch line in Hungary

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ompany has invested almost €1m on its latest expansion project

Hungarian PVC films extruder and packaging converter Ongropack has recently brought a new stretch film production line on stream at its plant at Kazincbarcika in the north of Hungary.

The Kazincbarcika-based company has invested almost €1m on its latest expansion project which takes to six the number of stretching lines that Ongropack now operates. This addition has increased the capacity by 1,200tpa.

Ongropack has received financial support of around €400,000 towards the investment cost through the European Union’s ‘Ginop’ aid programme backing innovation and development schemes.

The plant’s latest expansion project is in line with the firm’s development programme for its stretch film range which represents its fastest growing product group. Ongropack is following a plan to double production capacity there.

Other film products manufactured by the Hungarian firm include PVC rigid films, used in thermoforming of blister packaging for the pharmaceutical and food markets, and for sign making.  It makes PVC solid sheet with applications in construction including door skins and wall cladding, as well as foamed sheet, used in sign making.

Ongropack, formerly part of the Hungarian BorsodChem PVC group, was established to produce rigid and stretch films in 1993, and later was merged with another BorsodChem downstream company PolyPlatt, and began sheet production. 

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