Jindal Films Americas (JFA), an industry leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance films for flexible packaging and labeling, and making inroads into the technical film’s segment, has initiated planning activities to expand the product offering to include polyester films.
The new polyester facility will be located at the Americas headquarters in LaGrange, GA with a capacity of 65,000 metric tons of films and is expected to start-up in early 2019. Preliminary estimates of the investment for this project are $120 million USD. The plant would have two production lines, enabling Jindal Films to provide a product offering of both thin specialty and thick specialty films.
Marcelo Passos, Executive Vice President and CEO of Jindal Films Americas, said,“We are very excited to introduce the plans to expand our capabilities into polyester film in the Americas.”
Similar to the plans of Jindal Films Americas to expand into polyester films, Jindal Films Europe is considering an expansion in its region. This announcement is made on the heels of the unveiling of the new metallizer in LaGrange, a capability which is part of the previously announced relocation and expansion of the Georgia facilities. This current expansion project is expected to be completed by first quarter 2018, doubling the current capacity of the Americas division of Jindal Films. Jindal Films is committed to the flexible packaging and labeling industries.