Project “HORIZON”— A major step into Sustainable Packaging

New investment in BOPE line at Jindal Films Brindisi

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Project Horizon
Jindal Films Europe announce a further expansion in its Brindisi plant. photo jindalfilms

Jindal Films Europe is proud to announce a further expansion in its Brindisi plant that will create a minimum of 20 highly qualified jobs and add a capacity of a further 50,000 MT on top of the current production volume of the site.

This additionally produced volume will be mainly dedicated to Jindal’s new innovative BOPE
speciality film grades, including matt, sealable, coated, metallized and Alox films. The new film developments will be focusing on fully sustainable and recyclable packaging
solutions and strongly support the circular economy. In addition to that, this high-efficiency
the program will also include the use of solar power and an expansion of the current trigeneration energy systems.

This will also clearly further improve the C02 footprint of our Brindisi Operations.
On top of that, all these initiatives will utmost benefit from the close cooperation with
Apulia Region Universities and the Italian Research Center based in Brindisi.

Project ‘Horizon’ – Biggest plant in Europe for BOPE- and BOPP film manufacturing

This investment project is designed to further strengthen Jindal Films Europe’s leading role in the BOPE- and BOPP film markets. With a new total capacity of 130,000 MT, Brindisi will become the biggest plant in Europe for BOPE- and BOPP film manufacturing.
This project is named “Horizon” because Jindal Films Europe is preparing itself for the future looking ahead to what is beyond “Horizon”.

The Jindal Films Europe Team is looking forward to meeting all big challenges and making use of new innovative business opportunities ahead. We at Jindal are fully committed to supporting all our customers in meeting their sustainability and recyclability objectives for packaging materials.

This investment initiative is the result of close cooperation with Regione Puglia on
the basis of the Contratto di Programma, which we appreciate very much.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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