Constantia Flexibles, the world’s fourth-largest producer of flexible packaging, has made an investment of a single-digit million-euro amount in a new duplex multi-technology laminator at its Durban, South African-based subsidiary Constantia Afripack to increase quality, productivity and capacity. The laminator is scheduled to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2018 and will cater to the confectionary and snacks, as well as home and personal care (HPC) industries.
With a highly sensitive web tension control system that can be maintained at extremely low tolerances for a wide spectrum of flexible substrates of different materials and varying thickness, the laminator can offer solvent-free packaging solutions, which complements existing solvent-based and cold seal manufacturing options at Afripack.
Stefan Grote, EVP Food Division, said, “This investment in Afripack, Africa’s second largest flexible packaging company, is a commitment to supplying the latest technology to our customers. It is also a commitment to South Africa, whose economy is slowly returning to old strengths.”
Constantia Flexibles, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging and labels, supplies its products to a number of multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals, and beverage industries. The company manufactures tailor-made packaging solutions at 32 sites in 18 countries.