Klöckner Pentaplast: Additional capacity in Thailand

Speciality films manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast is investing $10.9m (£5.8m) on the expansion of two of its production lines in Rayong, Thailand. Transverse-direction, oriented, shrink-label film production will be increased by 5,000tpa through the addition of a new tentering line, which is expected on stream in early 2007. The investment follows an 8,000t expansion in PVC calendering capacity, announced in December 2005. Polyester film capacity serving the food and electronics packaging markets is being increased by 6,000tpa. The $4.5m line will be commissioned in December. The investments will allow Klöckner Pentaplast customers to source identical films on three continents.

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