Constantia Flexibles Invests in New Capacity

VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Constantia Flexibles is investing in new capacity at its manufacturing site in Weiden, Germany. The total investment is approximately €4 million, and a new ten-color rotogravure press will start production in the second quarter of 2017. Company says the investment will serve growing demand from the confectionery industry for film-based packaging.

The Weiden site is the home to Constantia Hueck Folien, with more than 800 employees. It is the company’s second largest plant worldwide. The company has invested roughly €60 million in the plant over the last ten years, including the opening of a new state-of-the-art research and development center for polymer films and film laminates in 2015. In the second half of 2016, the duplex lamination machine installed in 2014 will be extended to a triplex machine, after which company says it will be able to produce three-layer laminates for various applications in a highly efficient and cost-effective way in just one operation.

“Weiden has developed into a key strategic site for Constantia Flexibles’ film-based packaging,” says Stefan Grote, executive VP of the division Food Europe, “and we are delighted that our owners, The Wendel Group, support this new investment, which will supply our confectionery customers in Europe with the highest quality of packaging.”

Constantia Flexibles manufactures flexible packaging products and labels for many markets. In the area of confectionary packaging, the company produces laminated and printed multilayered substrates of film and foil for products that include chocolate bars, biscuits and wafers, seasonal products and pralines, coin foil, chewing gum, inner- and outer wrappers, as well as twist film.

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