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A. Schulman To Expand Its Existing PET Masterbatch Compounding Capacity In Europe

A. Schulman To Expand Its Existing PET Masterbatch Compounding Capacity In Europe

28 April 2015

A. Schulman To Expand Its Existing PET Masterbatch Compounding Capacity In Europe

A. Schulman, Inc. today announced that it has expanded its existing polyethylene terephthalate ("PET") compounding capacity by adding a new production line at the Bornem masterbatch plant in Belgium.

"The additional PET capacity will reinforce our leading market position as a masterbatch provider for the European food packaging and BoPET film markets," said Heinrich Lingnau, Vice-President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, A. Schulman. "This investment is indeed aligned with current megatrends and addresses the needs of the packaging market."

"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 Masterbatch, EMEA.

The added PET product, which is commercialized under the name of PolyPetT, 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 masterbatch.