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Coveris invests in Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines

Packaging solutions provider Coveris has invested in two Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines to expand its business in food and consumer sectors across the UK.

Coveris signed an agreement with KPMG, the administrators of Gelpack Excelsior, to buy the equipment, including its two five-layer Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines with further manufacturing assets.

The company has developed research and development technology in extrusion and coextrusion manufacturing incorporated with centre of excellence in Winsford, Cheshire and further capabilities in Louth, Lincolnshire.

Also, Coveris has initiated a strategy to include the new coextrusion lines into the already existing operations.

The facility adds 5K tonnes of five-layer coextrusion capacity to Coveris that allows approaching its customers in a better way. 

Coveris UK food & consumer president Gary Rehwinkel said: “Coveris has seen significant growth in the demand for multi-layer coextruded PE films and it has been part of our strategic plan to meet growing demand and support future growth through investment.”

Recently, Coveris has invested £3m to purchase Komori GLX 640C lithographic press and site refurbishment to expand its cartonboard division.

The division located in threes sites across Cambridgeshire fabricates cartonboard and hybrid packaging formats for the food industry.

The investment plan included the purchase of a Komori GLX 640C lithographic press and site refurbishment. 

Recently, Coveris has developed a new multi-layer film for British consumer co-operative, the Co-op.

The multi-layer film features integral sealing capabilities that allow existing polyethylene lined packaging trays to be recycled more easily.