Covestro AG has started up a new production facility for multilayered flat films at its Dormagen site in Germany, a year and a half after construction on the expansion started.
In a 3 July statement, the German materials supplier said a total investment of €20m has been made into the new line and its associated infrastructure and logistics.
The films are used in security cards, automotive interiors, medical devices and displays.
Some 15 new jobs will be created to operate the co-extrusion plant.
“This investment represents a significant expansion of our films business and a boost to Dormagen’s position as a competence centre for high-quality films,” said chief technology officer Klaus Schäfer.
The new film production plant is part of Covestro’s ongoing series of investments at the Dormagen site.
In 2014, the Leverkusen-based company commissioned a large-scale facility for TDI foam components there. Last year, a pilot plant was opened that for the first time uses carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material for high-grade plastics precursors, thus replacing some of the petroleum.
Covestro offers a range of polycarbonate and thermoplastic elastomer films for a wide variety of applications, as well as a range of premium speciality films.