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Constantia Flexibles to install new printing machine at Vietnamese facility

Constantia Flexibles has unveiled plans to invest in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary in Vietnam in a bid to expand product portfolio.

The investment will see installation of a new printing machine and a laminator by Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock, a Vietnam-based supplier of aluminium-based blister foil and a subsidiary of Constantia Flexibles.

The wide printing machine will feature reverse printing capabilities to serve new trends in the Home & Personal Care (HPC) and dairy lidding sectors.

Additionally, the duplex solvent-based adhesive laminator will have capacity to produce high-adhesion structures required for premium sachet and pouch laminates. The laminator will be located in a clean room facility.

Constantia Flexibles Group Pharma division executive vice-president and head Pierre-Henri Bruchon said: “We are very happy with the integration of Oai Hung into our global network and the investment will open up new business opportunities in the buoyant Vietnamese and fast-growing Southeast Asia region.

“The new technology will allow Oai Hung to diversify its leading foil-based pharmaceutical portfolio based on GMP standards.”

Constantia expects the new technology to be commissioned during the second half of 2018.

Said to be one of the largest flexible packaging manufacturer for the pharmaceutical and HPC industries, Constantia Flexibles’ Pharma division operates production sites in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Belgium and Vietnam.

In 2016, Constantia Flexibles acquired 51% of Oai Hung, a provider of packaging Solutions for products in the fields of pharma and Home & Personal Care.

Oai Hung mainly produces aluminum blister foil and rigid film for the pharmaceutical market.

It operates a production site in Vietnam that comprises a clean room designed to meet high international standards.

Constantia Flexibles is a manufacturer and supplier of flexible packaging and labels for customers in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries.

Image: Constantia Flexibles’ Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock subsidiary in Vietnam. Photo: courtesy of Constantia Flexibles.