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Tekni-Films Adds New Film Line


WAYNE, PA | Tekni-Films, a div. of Tekni-Plex, announces a new, state-of-the-art laminated barrier films line in Holland, OH. Production is scheduled to begin mid-summer, with additional capabilities in the planning stages.

Initially, the line will be producing high-barrier, polyvinyl chloride/Aclar laminations used to create blisters for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging applications. Additional material types are expected to follow. Tekni-Films’ new capability includes high-speed manufacturing equipment, vision systems, and other quality control upgrades. These conform to cGMP and ISO standards, which reportedly will help customers meet their stringent productivity and regulatory requirements.

The new production capability will complement the company’s global network of existing laminated barrier film manufacturing capabilities located in Erembodegem, Belgium, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Company says it will be located adjacent to the company’s Global Technology Center, placing it in an ideal location to transfer new technology and pilot production over to commercialization.

David Andrulonis, VP and general manager, Tekni-Plex Films, says, “As a result of the decision to create the new Ohio manufacturing facility, Tekni-Plex will begin tapering off production at its Somerville, New Jersey, plant by mid-year. The facility is expected to be completely shut down by the end of summer. Our Somerville facility has been producing high-quality barrier laminations for nearly 40 years. After extensive analysis, we came to the conclusion that closing this facility and creating new, state-of-the-art production capability was the best decision for our customers and company.”

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