Taghleef Industries to upgrade its 8.2 tonne BoPP film line in Hungary to five layers, which will increase company's current five-layer film capacity in Europe to 60,000 tonnes/year

SAN GIORGIA DI NOGARO, Italy , April 11, 2014 (press release) – Taghleef Industries (Ti), a leading Bi-oriented Polypropylene Film producer, announce a major investment in its Hungarian manufacturing plant that will boost up its 5-layer capacity in Europe.

Critical investments were made at Ti Kft in Hungary to upgrade a 8.2 mt BoPP line to 5-layers that will increase Ti Europe current 5-layer film capacity to a total of 60,000 t/y, positioning itself N°1 in Europe.

The line will be equipped with the most recent technologies for a superior quality of the film produced and for energy saving purposes. Energy savings are predicted to be in the range of 25%.

With this new capacity Ti will reinforce significantly its market position to serve the label (specifically IML) as well as the food packaging industries. The 5-layer film technical advantages will also be used for other specific non-food applications.

“Our continuous investment in advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities further demonstrate Ti commitment to support its growing European customer base and partners” said Mr Valerio Garzitto, CEO of Ti Europe.
The start up of the upgraded line is scheduled on 1st June 2014.

About Taghleef Industries

Headquartered in Dubai, Ti currently has 8 production sites across the globe with a nominal capacity of 385,000 tons per annum. Ti develops, manufactures and markets BOPP (biaxially-oriented polypropylene), BOPLA (NATIVIATM) and CPP (cast polypropylene) films for snacks, confectionery, bakery/biscuits, fresh produce packaging as well as for labeling and adhesive tapes. Ti offers a portfolio of high quality transparent, white voided, metalized and high barrier films EXTENDOTM to its customers in more than 100 countries.

www.ti-films.com ; www.ex-tendo.com ; www.nativia.com

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