Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business, has invested US$ 1 million (approximately Rs 7.5 crore) in a new closure liner manufacturing plant in Greater Noida, India. According to the company, this latest investment in foil laminating, rotogravaure printing, and inspection equipment will significantly reduce lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household, industrial chemical and cosmetic applications in India. Both the laminator and the rotogravure press have been supplied by Rajkot-based Pelican.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for various end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household, and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne and operates manufacturing sites across ten countries worldwide to meet its global customers’ needs.
The new 8,000 sqm (86,000 sqft) plant, which operates under the Tekni-Plex India name, is 60% larger than Tri-Seal’s previous manufacturing location in the same area. The investment in equipment and additional space now allows the company to laminate one- and two-piece heat-seal liner structures in India, with the same specifications and raw material used by its US manufacturing facilities. The investment will help support India’s growing demand for closure liners as it continues to expand its marketplace offerings.
“Tri-Seal has nine liner manufacturing locations around the world. Previously, we were shipping material via ocean freight from the United States to India and converting it there into liners. Now that we have added foil laminating capability in India, lead times have been decreased six to eight weeks, enabling us to provide faster delivery. Further, multinational companies who want to have fast access to the same high-quality liner material across the globe will also benefit,” explained David Andrulonis, senior vice president and general manager, Tri-Seal.
In-house testing laboratory
The new plant, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the Uttar Pradesh, will also have expanded testing capability via an in-house laboratory. According to the press statement, its new four-color rotogravure printing capability will enable customization for brand messaging or usage instructions. Additionally, all the employees from the previous facilities are now at the new location, plus additional employees have been added to operate the new equipment.
Tri-Seal manufactures a broad range of closure liners, lids, and healthcare packaging in various materials, ranging from a one-piece induction seal to nine-layer extrusions and laminations.