08 May 2018

Klöckner Pentaplast announces major Pharma Capacity Expansion in Cotia to support Growing Markets

Montabaur, Germany – May 8, 2018 – Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division (kp Pharma) announces a 5 million Euro investment in their Cotia, Brazil facility. kp will expand capacity at its Brazilian location to enable new products to be manufactured in the region.

Tracey Peacock, President, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films at kp, said: “We are seeing substantial growth in our high barrier product segments in South America in response to the increased temperature, moisture and oxygen sensitivity of new drugs. We are excited to support this key mega trend by adding significant capacity and technical capability to support new products into our Cotia facility”.
This latest investment comes about 2 years after the addition of the fourth slitting line in Cotia, which increased the current site’s slitting capacity by ~4.000 tons per year.

We expect the new capability to be operational from July 2019 with the “simple aim of improving service to our customers wherever they are located in the South American region”; Tracey Peacock concluded. 

If you are interested in learning more about the company and our products come and visit our team at FCE Pharma, booth N021 during 22-24 May 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil. 


About Klöckner Pentaplast 

Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, and protein markets, amongst others. With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation and improving sustainability. kp’s “Investing in Better” sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity and inclusion. kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965 kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,700 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations. 

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