Tri-Seal manufactures a range of closure liners, lidding and healthcare packages from a one-piece induction seal to nine-layer extrusions and laminations. With this new investment, the company aims to reduce lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household, industrial and cosmetic applications in India.
David Andrulonis, senior vice president and general manager, Tri-Seal, said, “We have nine liner manufacturing locations around the world. Previously, we were shipping material via ocean freight from the US to India and converting it there into liners. Now that we have added foil laminating capability in India, lead times have been decreased six-to-eight weeks enabling us to provide faster delivery. Further, multinational companies who want to have fast access to the same high-quality liner material across the globe will also benefit.”
The new facility will operate under the name Tekni-Plex India and is 60% larger than Tri-Seal’s previous manufacturing location in the same area. According to the company, the investment in equipment and additional space now allows the company to laminate one- and two-piece heat-seal liner structures in India, with the same specifications and raw material used by its US manufacturing facilities.
The US-based closer liner specialist claims that the new UP-based facility will have an expanded testing capability via an in-house laboratory. And its new 4-colour rotogravure printing press will enable customisation features for brand messaging or usage instructions.
The employees from the company’s previous facilities will be shifted to the new location, in addition to newer recruitments, said Tri-seal.