India's JIPL to expand polymer films capacity by 41%

29 April 2009 17:17  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India’s Jindal Poly Films Limited (JPFL) plans to expand its combined capacity for polyester and polypropylene films by around 41%, a company official said on Wednesday.

The Indian rupees (Rs) 5bn ($52m) project, which will increase output to 380,000 tonnes/year from 270,000 tonnes/year, is being implemented in phases at Nasik in Maharashtra State.

The company was aiming to commission a 25,000 tonnes/year biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film line in September 2009 and another line of the same capacity in 2010. These two lines would increase the company’s total BOPET capacity to 140,000 tonnes/year from 90,000 tonnes/year.

In addition, it would commission a 20,000 tonnes/year biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) line in mid-2010 and a 40,000 tonnes/year BOPP line in 2010-11. These lines would increase the company’s BOPP capacity to 240,000 tonnes/year from 180,000 tonnes/year.

JPFL, the country’s largest packaging films manufacturer, was also expanding its film metalising capacity at the site.

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By: Naresh Minocha
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