Copol International based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has invested in its first FILMEX cast film extrusion line from machinery manufacturer, Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).
new FILMEX line, Copol will expand their current portfolio to include 5-layer
films, which can provide enhanced film properties. The FILMEX is scheduled for
2012 production. In anticipation of its arrival, Copol will research additional
structures using the full production size laboratory line at W&H
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 3-layer films for food and textile
packaging, industrial applications and heath care products.
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.”
capacity will also afford Copol the flexibility to expand its customer and
products produced on both its existing monolayer and 3-layer extrusion lines.