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API increases holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities

API has invested £500,000 at its Livingston plant in Scotland to enhance its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities.

The program followed the divesture of the company’s security holographic business in 2016.

It was part of a large investment that allowed the Livingston site gain new capabilities in holographics and embossing. New jobs were also created at the plant.

API claims that the Livingston facility has been completed ahead of schedule and it is now the key holographic manufacturing site in Europe.

It offers packaging customers with decorative holographic foils and films from three separate coating lines and a seamless embosser.

API Livingston general manager Colin Boyd said: “The addition of holography to our manufacturing has built naturally on our existing hot and cold foiling capabilities as well as broadening our product scope.

“This has enabled us to offer our customers a seamless transition during our development programme and now provide an extended packaging product offer.”

API also says that the increased productivity has given an opportunity for its existing workforce to gain new skills and expertise in manufacturing foil and laminate products across the API portfolio.

API Group CEO Dino Kiriakopoulos said: “API has a world-class offering of laminates, foils and holographics for enhancing our customers’ brands and packaging.

“The development of Livingston for the production of decorative holographic foils and films – all completed ahead of schedule – ensures maximum synergies across our product range so that we can deliver the innovative packaging products our customers demand.”

Image: API invests in its Livingston facility in Scotland. Photo: Courtesy of API.