A.Schulman expands PET master batch capacity in Europe

A.Schulman expands PET master batch capacity in Europe

10:03 AM, 24th April 2015
A.Schulman expands PET master batch capacity in Europe

OHIO, US: Chemical company A. Schulman Inc said it has expanded its existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compounding capacity by adding a new production line at the Bornem master batch plant in Belgium.

The added PET product, which is commercialized under the name of PolyPet™, will significantly increase the company’s PET yearly production capacity. In the first phase, the new line will be dedicated primarily to the production of additive concentrates and white PET master batch.

“The additional PET capacity will reinforce our leading market position as a master batch provider for the European food packaging and BoPET film markets,” said Heinrich Lingnau, vice-president and general manager Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), A. Schulman.

“Coupled with our extensive technical and market knowledge as well as the existing polystyrene and polyolefin offering, this investment will enable us to meet our customers’ growing demand for customized food packaging solutions,” added Frank Roederer, business unit director master batch, EMEA.

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