Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
Klöckner Pentaplast is the world’s leading producer of films for packaging of pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications.
The TDO film produced in the new facility in Suzhou, Shanghai Province, will be used primarily for full-body or partial-body shrink-sleeve label applications. The high efficiency and wide adjustment capabilities of the equipment by ANDRITZ Biax were decisive in the award of this order.
About The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ (andritz.com) is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 17,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
About The Klöckner Pentaplast Group
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group (kpfilms.com) is the world’s leading producer of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility to 17 current production operations in 11 countries. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by affiliates of The Blackstone Group. The company has sales of over € 1,024 million ($ 1.4 billion) and employs more than 3,000 people.
For further information, please contact:
Nancy E. Ryan, Group Director, Corporate Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast Group
P: +1 (540) 832 1427 - E: n.ryan[.]kpfilms.com.