Jindal Films Americas is expanding its product offerings to include polyester films.
The new polyester capabilities will be located at the Americas headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia, with a startup expected for early 2019. The planned polyester plant will have a capacity of 65,000 metric tons of film, company officials say. Preliminary estimates of the investment for this project are $120 million. The plant will include both thin specialty and thick specialty films.
“We are very excited to introduce the plans to expand our capabilities into polyester film in the Americas,” says Marcelo Passos, executive vice present and CEO of Jindal Films Americas.
Company officials say Jindal Films Europe is also considering a similar expansion. The announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of the new metalizer in LaGrange, a capability that is part of the previously announced relocation and expansion of the Georgia facilities.
The current expansion project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018, doubling the capacity of its Americas division.