Flex Films Announces Plans for New Film Plant in Kentucky
Flex Films, part of the India-based UFLEX Group, exhibited at Pack Expo International 2012 in October.
The participation was a curtain-raiser to the imminent start-up of their new state-of-the-art Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BOPET) Film plant in Elizabethtown, KY, during the last quarter of 2012.
The new plant will house a new state-of-the-art 8.7 meter-wide BOPET Film line running at 500 meters per minute supplemented by a plasma-enhanced high-barrier metallizer. The film line can turn out 36,000 MT (about 80 million lbs.) of film per year.
According to Pradeep Tyle, CEO of Flex Films, “It is our corporate objective to set up strategically located large film plants as close as possible to large film markets so that our valued customers can source just-in-time supplies of freshly manufactured films at seven days notice or less and have technical services available 24/7 next door. Our customers should keep their money in the bank and not tied up in film inventories and warehousing. The USA is the world’s largest and most sophisticated film market and what better way to service this market than to commission a film plant that is technologically more up-to-date and larger than any other film line presently operating in this country located right at the heart of this region? Even though we have a large BOPET Film plant located just across the border in Mexico, we want to service our US customers even better by being right in their midst. We have plans to further double film capacity at this plant very soon after its start-up.”