Tekni-Plex business, Tri-Seal, has invested $1 million in a new closure liner manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, India.
The company says that the investment will significantly reduce lead times for closure liners used in food and other applications in the country, helping to meet growing demand.
According to Tri-Seal, the new 86,000 square foot facility is 60% larger than its previous manufacturing location in the same area. The investment now reportedly allows the company to laminate one- and two-piece heat-seal liner structures in India, with the same specifications and raw material used by its US manufacturing sites.
The new facility, which is located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, will also have ‘expanded testing capability’ through an in-house laboratory.
Meanwhile, Tri-seal says that a new four-colour rotogravure printing capability will enable customisation for brand messaging or usage instructions.
David Andrulonis, senior vice president and general manager at Tri-Seal, said: “Tri-Seal has nine liner manufacturing locations around the world. Previously, we were shipping material via ocean freight from the US to India and converting it there into liners.
“Now that we have added foil laminating capability in India, lead times have been decreased six to eight weeks enabling us to provide faster delivery. Further, multinational companies who want to have fast access to the same high-quality liner material across the globe will also benefit.”
Last year, Tekni-Plex acquired Brazilian closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos, with plans to make the company part of its Tri-Seal business.
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