Packaging Briefs – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

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Packaging Briefs – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31


Klöckner Pentaplast invests in new production capacity in Asia and Americas
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced that it will add to its global production capacity for transverse-direction oriented shrink-label films. Primarily used for full- or partial-body shrink-sleeve applications, the new shrink film capacity will be located at the company’s Rayong, Thailand, and Rural Retreat, USA, manufacturing facilities. In addition, kp announced that it will be adding PVC production capacity to its Rayong, Thailand site. The company is investing $37 Mio USD (€27.4 Mio) for this expansion which includes two tentering lines and PVC production machinery. 64 employees will be added worldwide. Klöckner Pentaplast is the only shrink-label films and PVC producer with manufacturing sites located in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Hormel Foods Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Production Facility in Dubuque, Iowa
Hormel Foods Corporation celebrates the grand opening of Progressive Processing LLC, its new production facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Progressive Processing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods, is the first new production facility the company has built in more than 25 years. Progressive Processing was built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council for environmentally sustainable construction. Hormel Foods has applied for LEED certification and expects confirmation in the coming months.

Kraton Polymers MD6705 stretch technology named IDEA10 Achievement Awards finalist
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. is announced that Kraton MD6705 Stretch Technology has been named one of three finalists for the prestigious IDEA10 Achievement Awards. Kraton Polymers received this nomination for its new innovation of Kraton MD6705 in the nonwovens Raw Material category.

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