Klöckner Pentaplast completes €6.4m expansion

By Jenny Eagle

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Klöckner Pentaplast completes €6.4m expansion
Klöckner Pentaplast has completed €6.4m expansion to increase capacity and introduce green technology at its factory in Crumlin, Wales, UK.

The investment included an extrusion line for the production of polyester films, used in food and consumer packaging applications and will increase capacity by 8,000 metric tons a year to meet demand in the UK and Ireland.  

The company which employs 121 at its UK manufacturing site in Crumlin has four PVC extrusion lines producing around 19k tonnes and 2 APET lines producing 16k tonnes per annum, using virgin, industrial waste and recycled raw materials. 

"This expansion enables us to work closely with our customers to develop the next generation of food packaging materials​,” said Giles Peacock, group senior VP, Klöckner Pentaplast Group. 

Germany-based Klöckner Pentaplast Group received a £400,000 grant from the Welsh Government to complete the project. 

The business in Crumlin was founded in December 1998 by Peacock and Graham Johnson before its acquisition by Klöckner Pentaplast in 2003. 

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