Innovation centres in Europe and North AmericaJindal’s Orientation Pilot LineJindal Films, one of the world’s largest BOPP and BOPET companies, has announced innovation capability additions in Virton, Europe and La Grange, North America. The two locations will house state-of-the-art testing laboratories for exhaustive film characterization, and will be equipped to simulate customer conditions on packaging, printing and labelling machines. A brand new highly flexible Orientation Pilot Line will be centrally installed in Virton to better serve new developments globally, providing quick access to new film prototypes and accelerate new films ready to market.
Jindal Films is one of the world’s largest BOPP and BOPET companiesThis hardware capability will be combined with a highly skilled international team of scientists, engineers, and technicians who master all fields of expertise from polymer and coating science, down to processes and field applications. “This is a big step and a great way to celebrate more than 40 years of continuous leadership in innovation,” said Pascale Wautelet, global technology director. “We have embodied innovation with new products that have changed the flexible packaging and label industry, and established the company as the innovation leader in the market place. This new global footprint will give us access to breakthrough technology and support our aggressive growth plans.”
Scott Van Winter, EVP Americas, stated, “This underscores our long-standing commitment to providing customers with next generation technologies. Our focus is on leveraging our global scale to deliver local advantages for our customers.” Paul Griffith, EVP Europe and Asia, added, “Our customers expect rapid innovation and this new complementary global set up will enable us to solve more challenging packaging problems and deliver solutions in a faster time-to-market.” Work will commence immediately and is planned to be fully commissioned by July 2016.