Daelim opening BOPP film plant

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (Nov. 14, 11 a.m. ET) — South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. is opening a film extrusion plant for the packaging market, using a five-layer biaxally-oriented polypropylene film line from Austrian equipment supplier Andritz Group.

The factory in Jeonju, South Korea, will scheduled to open in spring 2013, with an annual capacity of about 38,600 metric tons, according to a Nov. 7 news release from Graz, Austria-based Andritz.

The line will be primarily used in the packaging industry, making materials with a thickness of 10 to 60 microns and a width of 8.7 meters, Andritz said.

Daelim, based in Seoul, also manufactures high, low and linear low density polyethylene at several factories in Korea.