Infiana Expands in the U.S. and Germany
Infiana Group is investing some EUR 20 million in the expansion of its operations at their sites in Forchheim, Germany, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. The construction and commissioning of the two coating facilities is scheduled for the first half of 2017.
In Forchheim, the expert company for specialty films is investing in the manufacture of a state-of-the-art thermal coating system. According to Gernot Becker, General Manager EMEA, this new technology will allow Infiana to offer customers more specialized products, which are optimally designed for their specific applications. He says: "In thermal coating, the thickness of the film in relation to the high drying heat, by way of example, is currently a limiting factor. This new facility will allow us to significantly enlarge the process window and produce even thinner coated films in future. This is exactly the solution that the fast-growing market demands."
Vital preparations for the construction of the new printing and coating system are also in progress at the US site in Malvern, Pennsylvania. In the US, Infiana is already a market leader in the Building & Construction sector. The new system in Malvern will allow the company to further diversify production and its local product portfolio and to reach customers in all markets. Robert Shumoski, General Manager in Malvern, describes the benefits of the new line: "By purchasing the printing and coating machine, we have laid the technological foundation in Malvern to further position ourselves as the leading provider of specialty films in North America in all of our core markets: Building & Construction, Personal Care, Health Care, and Pressure Sensitive and Composites,"
Infiana Group GmbH
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