Opp Film, SA, headquartered in Lima, Peru, will offer polyester bi-oriented (BOPET) film starting in early 2013. Part of the Oben Group, Opp Film has purchased a new Brückner Machinenbau line with a nameplate capacity of 35,000 MTPA. The high-speed, 8.7 meter-wide BOPET film line adds to OPP Film's current product offering of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and cast polypropylene (CPP) films. The company also recently started two new BOPP lines, and will start its newest cast film line in July 2012.
"We are proud of these continuing advancements in our production
capabilities," states Alfredo
Barreda, vice president, Opp Film, SA. "The superior
technology of this new BOPET unit will provide our customers with a highly
desirable product, enabling them to gain more market share. Our BOPET films
will be available with special treatments, metalized and favorable heat-sealing
According to Steve Brandt of Packfilm, the Opp Film subsidiary for North
new project will
increase and complement the current
product portfolio and allow our customers with just one phone call to purchase BOPP, CPP and BOPET films, in the quantities they want, with the
customization they want. This is extremely important for small-
and medium-size converters as it generates efficiencies
and savings for them. We're already receiving requests
from our customers asking that we supply BOPET as well. Naturally, these folks
are first in line and very anxious for us to start production."
started operations in September 2011 and is based in Texas, with a Toronto
benefit to the market is that we are able to produce and ship quantities of
product that fit the supply need of our customers," Brandt continues. "Now with the new BOPP and cast film
lines, followed soon by the BOPET line, Opp Film/Packfilm customers will have
even more of a competitive advantage."
Founded in 2003, Opp Film is part of the Oben Holding Group and is
headquartered in Lima, Peru, exports to 23 countries, and has more than 600
employees. Opp Film products include standard and specialized BOPP films and
CPP films in a full range of standard and custom widths and lengths including
master rolls. Available in one to
three layers, thicknesses range from 15 to 50 microns for the BOPP products and
18 to 150 microns for CPP film. Secondary operations include slitting and
metalizing capacity of 30,000 metric tons. Production is done on tenter-process
units in the company's BOPP plants located in South America. Opp Film
manufacturing plants are certified by the American Institute of Bakery (AIB),
and by the SGS Company. They are periodically inspected by several independent
laboratories and quality assurance agencies.
Opp Film, S.A.
Opp Film Adds BOPET film line
April 20, 2012