Twinpak Inc. officially opened its new coating and laminating facility in Langley, British Columbia, on Sept. 18, the Montreal firm announced.
Twinpak spent C$14.6 million (US$10.5 million) to build and equip the 116,000-square-foot plant. It began moving operations from a smaller, older facility in nearby Vancouver last October and by May the plant reached full production, said Ted Bowles, western region general manager for the firm's flexible packaging group.
Bowles said his company bought a new Black Clawson coating and laminating line and upgraded two older coaters and laminators, including the addition of a new rewind section. The operation can handle webs as wide as 120 inches.
Twinpak's flexible packaging group supplies coated, laminated and printed films to lumber, metal, housing, paper, food-service and other industries. It also makes woven polyolefins and intermediate bulk containers at its Fib-Pak operation in Hawkesbury, Ontario.
Twinpak also held an open house Sept. 16 for its Newport News, Va., rigid plastics packaging facility. The new facility began production in April and can solid-phase pressure form more than 700 million containers and lids annually for dairy and food industries. Twinpak spent about C$20 million (US$14.4 million) on the 100,000-square-foot plant, its first major U.S. operation.