BOPET Capacity To Double

TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO | Flex Americas S.A. de C.V, a manufacturer of packaging films, will double the capacity of BOPET film at its facility in Altamira in state of Tamaulipas. The company started operations in March 2009.

A new state-of-the-art 8.7-m-wide Dornier BOPET film line and a plasma-enhanced, high-barrier vacuum metallizer will be installed at this location at an investment of more than US$50 million. This line, reported to be the largest of its kind in the world, turns out 80 million lb of film/yr. Commercial production is expected to start up in early 2011.

Output from this facility is primarily targeted at meeting the requirements of markets in North, South, and Central America.

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