TC Transcontinental Packaging is adding two Windmoeller & Hoelscher VAREX II blown film lines, including one barrier line for its Whitby, Ontario plant. These new lines will support TC Transcontinental Packaging’s growth in multilayer barrier films in North America and are scheduled to start up in the fall of 2019.
“W&H is privileged to be working closely with TC Transcontinental Packaging on strengthening their position in the flexible packaging market,” said Andrew Wheeler, president of Windmoeller & Hoelscher North America, adding, “Many of the companies TC Transcontinental acquired were longstanding W&H customers and we are delighted to continue servicing and supporting them with our technologies.”
The first line is an 87-inch 9-layer VAREX II and is the first barrier line from W&H that will be running at Transcontinental Whitby. The second line is a 102-inch 3-layer VAREX II with a Filmatic II S surface winder and will join existing 3 and 5-layer lines for running PE films.
TC Transcontinental entered the flexible packaging market in 2014 with the acquisition of Capri Packaging located in Clinton, Missouri, followed by a series of acquisitions in both Canada and the United States. Its platform is comprised of 28 production plants specializing in extrusion, lamination, printing and converting. FP