SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Tekni-Films will focus on pharmaceutical and food-grade vinyl films at its newly improved plant in Cambridge, Ontario.
The firm has upgraded and nearly doubled capacity of the plant, acquired from Hoechst Canada in 1997. Marketing manager Mike Cain said the plant has been making a variety of films, but the company wants it to be the only vinyl film facility in North America dedicated exclusively to pharmaceutical and food grades.
Somerville-based Tekni-Films runs a large calendering line in Cambridge and will add more capacity, according to Cain. The plant has been ISO 9002 accredited for a second three-year period.
Tekni-Films is opening a new plant in Argentina, Cain said in a telephone interview. The company also has plants in Somerville and Aalst, Belgium. It laminates Aclar fluoropolymer to vinyl film to make pharmaceutical barrier films. It recently began coextruding a cyclic olefin polymer as an alternative to vinyl. The Topaz film is aimed at thermoformed blister packaging applications.
Tekni-Films is a division of Tekni-Plex Inc. of Somerville, which runs 32 manufacturing plants around the world.