Klöckner Pentaplast announces Plans for new Lamination Facility
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced plans today to expand its high-barrier film lamination and coating capacities to reinforce the company’s commitment to the global pharmaceutical and medical industries. Beginning in early 2017, Klöckner Pentaplast will use a state-of-the-art system to produce Aclar® laminated pharmaceutical films from its site in Montabaur, Germany, a trusted source of high quality kp films for many industries. The new Montabaur line will be fully operational for the entire kp Pentapharm® Aclar® product range by the end of 2017.
As a result of this investment, the Klöckner Pentaplast facility in Bern, Switzerland will also have added capacity available to produce PVdC-coated high-barrier pharmaceutical films, while continuing to be a backup site for Aclar® lamination. The plan strengthens kp’s dedication to its global packaging customers by providing improved customer service and security of supply from multiple sites under a global drug master file (DMF).
“This capacity expansion is part of Klöckner Pentaplast’s long-term strategy to leverage our global footprint to maximize improvements across the value chain, with a focus on being even more responsive to our pharmaceutical customers’ needs now and in the future,“ says Markus Pischulti, Business Director, Pharmaceutical Films EMEA.
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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, 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 5,900 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.
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