Plastiroll Doubles Production Of Biodegradable Film

Business Name: 
Plastiroll

Nbspfinnish Packaging Material Producer Plastiroll Oy Believes That Biodegradable Materials Will Become Increasingly Common In The Packaging Industry Therefore Plastiroll Has Invested In A New Bio Production Line That Will Come On Stream This Autumn The New Line Will Double The Companyrsquos Production Capacity And Support An Increased Range Of Productsnbspplastiroll Has Produced Biodegradable Applications Since 1997 And The New Investment Required The Construction An Extension To The Existing Film Plant About 1400 Square Metres Of New Production Space Was Constructed With The Total Value Of The Investment Amounting To Over Four Million Euros The New Plant Follows Plastirollrsquos Principle Of Energy Efficiency The Heat Generated In The Production Process Is Recovered And Used To Heat The Whole Buildingnbspmultiple Layer Solution Creates New Opportunitiesnbspthe New Products Are Based On A Multiple Layer Solution In Which Several Biomaterials Are Combined Kari Laukkanen Plastirollrsquos Managing Director Explains That Different Layers Can Be Clear Opaque Black Coloured Slippery Sticky Matte Shiny Etc By Combining The Right Mixtures It Is Possible To Create Stronger Products With A Better Tolerance Of Grease Steam And Gasesnbspkari Laukkanen Explains Ldquobefore We Were Only Able To Produce Socalled Mono Films And Our Ability To Influence Their Barrier Properties Was Rather Limited Thanks To The New Production Technology We Are Now Able To Provide Our Clients With More Tailored Solutionsrdquo Laukkanen Mentions Completely Clear Biodegradable Film As An Examplenbspfor The Food Industry Retail And Farmingnbspbiodegradable Materials Are Best Suited To Products With A Short Shelf Life Such As Bakery And Vegetablesnbsppiia Heikkinen Plastirollrsquos Export Manager Confirms That Demand For New Biodegradable Materials Has Been Keenest Within The Food And Farming Industries Ldquofor Example We Have Had A New Bread Bag Under Development For Years With The Old Technology We Couldnrsquot Always Meet The High Standards Of The Market Today However The Physical Properties Of Our New Ecological Biomaterials Are No Different From Traditional Plastic Filmsrdquo She Saysnbsp

Contact Person: 
Piia Heikkinen
Export Manager
Phone: 
358 3 3800 800
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