Polinas: Increase of BOPP capacity

Turkey’s largest producer of BOPP film is to step up production in 2003 to meet increased demand from the food sector. Polinas, situated in Manisa, western Turkey, will increase BOPP capacity to 100,000tpa from the current level of 65,000 by the middle of next year. The company is building a seventh BOPP line to help achieve this target. The company said demand for food packaging from both within Turkey and from outside had led to the move. Exports account for around half of Polinas’ business. Its 2001 sales were TL87trillion (€54m). Latest figures from Turkey’s packaging manufacturing association, the ASD, show the country has a plastic packaging manufacturing capacity of 80,000tpa equal to a value of US$1.2bn (€1.2bn). The association forecast growth of 3.3% a year over the next five years.

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