Jindal Films, the world’s largest BOPP & BOPET company, is opening new locations in Europe and North America as a means of increasing capability and innovation.
The two complementary locations – which will be located in Virton, Belgium and La Grange, Ga. – will house state-of-the-art testing laboratories for exhaustive film characterization, and will be uniquely equipped to simulate customer conditions on packaging, printing and labeling machines. A new highly flexible Orientation Pilot Line will be centrally installed in the Virton location to better serve new developments globally, permit quick access to new film prototypes and accelerate new films ready to market.
“This is a big step and great way to celebrate more than 40 years of continuous leadership in innovation”, says Pascale Wautelet, Jindal Films global technology director. “We have embodied innovation with new products that have changed the flexible packaging and label industry, and established the company as the innovation leader in the market place. This new global footprint will give us access to breakthrough technology and support our aggressive growth plans.”
Adds Scott Van Winter, EVP Americas: “This underscores our long standing commitment to providing customers with next generation technologies. Our focus is on leveraging our global scale to deliver local advantages for our customers.”
Work is scheduled to begin immediately. Both new locations expect to be opened in July 2016.