Opp Film Adding BOPET Film Line
HOUSTON, Apr 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Copyright Business Wire 2012
Opp Film, SA, headquartered in Lima, Peru, will offer polyester
bi-oriented (BOPET) film starting in early 2013, the company announced
today. Part of the Oben Group, Opp Film has purchased a new Bruckner
Machinenbau line with a nameplate capacity of 35,000 MTPA. The
high-speed, 8.7 meter-wide BOPET film line adds to OPP Film's current
product offering of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and cast
polypropylene (CPP) films. The company also recently started two new
BOPP lines, and will start its newest cast film line in July 2012.
"We are proud of these continuing advancements in our production
capabilities," stated Alfredo Barreda, vice president, Opp Film, SA.
"The superior technology of this new BOPET unit will provide our
customers with a highly desirable product, enabling them to gain more
market share. Our BOPET films will be available with special treatments,
metalized and favorable heat-sealing characteristics."
According to Steve Brandt of Packfilm, the Opp Film subsidiary for North
America and based in Houston, "This new project will increase and
complement the current product portfolio and allow our customers with
just one phone call to purchase BOPP, CPP and BOPET films, in the
quantities they want, with the customization they want. This is
extremely important for small- and medium-size converters as it
generates efficiencies and savings for them. We're already receiving
requests from our customers asking that we supply BOPET as well.
Naturally, these folks are first in line and very anxious for us to
Packfilm started operations in September 2011 and is based in Texas,
with a Toronto branch office.
"Our key benefit to the market is that we are able to produce and ship
quantities of product that fit the supply need of our customers," Brandt
continued. "Now with the new BOPP and cast film lines, followed soon by
the BOPET line, Opp Film/Packfilm customers will have even more of a
Founded in 2003, Opp Film is part of the Oben Holding Group and is
headquartered in Lima, Peru, exports to 23 countries, and has more than
600 employees. Opp Film products include standard and specialized BOPP
films and CPP films in a full range of standard and custom widths and
lengths including master rolls. Available in one to three layers,
thicknesses range from 15 to 50 microns for the BOPP products and 18 to
150 microns for CPP film. Secondary operations include slitting and
metalizing capacity of 30,000 metric tons. Production is done on
tenter-process units in the company's BOPP plants located in South
America. Opp Film manufacturing plants are certified by the American
Institute of Bakery (AIB), and by the SGS Company. They are periodically
inspected by several independent laboratories and quality assurance
Additional information about Opp Film products can be found at www.obengroup.com
or by calling Packfilm North America, Inc. in Houston at 281/474-4652.
About Opp Film, SA
Headquartered in Lima, Peru, the company was founded in 2003 to develop,
produce and commercialize polypropylene-based film, sheet and
thermoforming products. Opp Film is part of the Oben Holding Group,
which has manufacturing plants in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Columbia
along with distribution centers in Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, El Salvador
and the United States.
SOURCE: Opp Film, SA