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- April 17, 2012
Copol Intl., based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has invested in its first FILMEX cast film extrusion line from machinery manufacturer, Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H). With the new FILMEX line, Copol will expand its current portfolio to include five-layer (cast Polypropylene) (CPP) films, which can provide enhanced film properties.
The FILMEX is scheduled for mid-autumn 2012 production. In anticipation of its arrival, Copol will research additional five-layer cast film structures using the full production size laboratory line at W&H headquarters in Lengerich, Germany.
Autumn marks not only the arrival of the FILMEX line, but also Copol's 20th anniversary. The company was founded in 1992 solely for the production of CPP films and has grown into a major presence in the North American CPP industry, currently providing customized mono- and three-layer films for food and textile packaging, industrial applications, and heath care products.
David Sawler, Copol's VP of business development, said, “Copol has enjoyed much success over its history, but we are not resting on our laurels. Consumer demands are changing and packaging is changing to meet those new demands. To be on the leading edge of the CPP film industry, we need to expand our manufacturing capabilities and focus on new, value-driven product development. We want to play a major role in shaping the direction of the industry and investing in this type of advanced equipment will allow us do that.”
The added capacity also will afford Copol the flexibility to expand its customer and market base with products produced on both its existing monolayer and three-layer extrusion lines.