Klöckner Pentaplast: Expansion of TDO film capacity

Klöckner Pentaplast of America Inc.,said to be the largest producer of rigid films in the Americas, announced plans for a US$10 million expansion at its Rural Retreat, Va., manufacturing facility. The expansion includes installation of new equipment to produce transverse-direction oriented (TDO) shrink film. Upon start-up in 2002, the new TDO equipment will more than double the firm’s North American capacity. TDO films are available in vinyl, polyester or Barex films, and are used for shrink sleeves, full-body labels, bottle-cap seals, tamper-evident bands and multi-pack applications.

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