Two of Tekni-Plex’s Tri-Seal coextruded closure liners will now be manufactured in India, in addition to the US and Europe. The new capability means that brand owners in Southeast Asia will now have significantly faster access to high-quality liners to meet demanding performance requirements.
The company’s F-217 and F-219 coextruded, three-layer, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) liners are made from a combination of foamed and solid LDPE. They can be used with both plastic and metal closures to provide excellent resealability and chemical resistance. These liners have been the material of choice for leading food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical product manufacturers around the world.
The capability is the result of TekniPlex’s recent acquisition of Ghiya Extrusions in Ahmedabad, India. Ghiya is now listed in Tekni-Plex’s Drug Master File 2434 for the production of both liners. “Brand owners in Asia, the Middle East and Africa seeking high-performing liners that are compliant with US Food & Drug Administration standards will now have access to a more geographically-advantageous supply. Our new manufacturing capability will also benefit multinational companies who will now have access to the same products, regardless of their global manufacturing location,” says David Andrulonis, vice president and general manager, Tekni-Plex. The new manufacturing capabilities will complement induction seal, and other liners, currently supplied by Tekni-Plex India to the pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical and personal care markets.
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