Flexible packaging materials manufacturer Rollprint Packaging Products has announced an investment of $1.25m on a new pouch manufacturing line for sterile medical and other applications.
Four food packaging companies have announced separate manufacturing investments in sites ranging from Asia to the Americas.
Seda UK is investing £18m (€21.3m) over the next five years in its Welsh site after year-on-year growth in the country.
This year, Bischof + Klein will invest the record sum of around 31 million euros. Some 20 million euros will be pumped into B+K Lengerich and Konzell alone. The full-service supplier of flexible plastic and paper packaging and technical films, whose headquarters are located in Westphalia’s Lengerich, therefore remains set on its modernisation and expansion course.
“This is the right time to invest”, states managing director Dr. Volker Pfennig. Even in 2012, in the midst of the euro crisis, Bischof + Klein succeeded in asserting its position as one of Europe’s leading full-service suppliers of flexible plastic and technical films. 2013 will focus on extending the extrusion facilities in the German plants and on continued expansion of the company’s Polish plant. Sustainability projects concerning energy and resource efficiency are also of major importance. Pfennig:
“We will continue to work creatively and consistently on this.”