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Poland's Alupol Films accelerates growth with plan for second BOPP line

Polish flexible packaging producer Alupol Films intends to accelerate investment plans for its new plant in Kraków Special Economic Zone [SEZ] in southern Poland.

The K&281;ty-based firm started production of multi-layer bioriented polypropylene (BOPP) films at the new unit in the O&347;wi&281;cim subzone last year with one 8.7m wide Brückner line. Now, Alupol expects to install a second BOPP line there.

Alupol Films, an offshoot of Alupol Packaging which is part of the Polish aluminium profiles and packaging company Grupa K&281;ty, expects the project will be implemented by 2019. The parent group last month allocated a further €26m to its flexible packaging business for the extra line, reported Alupol.

Last year, Alupol Films aimed to invest up to €26.8m by the end of 2022 at the five hectare development site that it purchased from the local authority in O&347;wi&281;cim (Auschwitz in German) in 2015.

Expansion plans for packaging at the new plant are part of Grupa K&281;ty’s ‘Strategy 2020’ strategic investment plan for the period 2017 – 2020.

The Alupol Films is adding extra capacity immediately because it says the first BOPP line, started up a year ago, is already occupied with work.

Alupol Films launched production of the new five-layer BOPP line, the biggest and most advanced such unit in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe, at the O&347;wi&281;cim site in late 2016.

At the same time, it started operating a metallisation line with a target capacity of up to 40,000tpa supplied by Swiss packaging machinery manufacturer Bobst Group. The plant produces a wide range of BOPP films including transparent, white, pearly, matte and metalised finishes.

Apart from BOPP, the Alupol Films extrudes a range of other products including BOPET polyester, LDPE, HBF9 (high barrier films) and twist films.

Alupol Packaging, based in Tychy, Poland, manufactures a selection of food packaging for confectionery, snacks,  dairy and fats and beverages as well as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and household products.

» Publication Date: 24/11/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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