KlÃ¶ckner Pentaplast of America Inc. is adding a new tentering line at its film plant in Rural Retreat, Va.
The Gordonsville-based extruder will use the new line for full-body shrink-sleeve labels, bottle cap seals, tamper-evident bands and multipack applications. The line is to start in March, said spokeswoman Nancy Ryan.
The transverse-direction-oriented film later is printed with decorative labels for food and consumer products. Graphics on the shrink film can be printed to surround the entire package.
In 2001, the firm first bulked up the 200,000-square-foot plant in TDO film, adding several tentering lines and spending $10 million. The TDO films are made from PVC, acrylonitrile copolymers and polyester.
The firm did not divulge the number of tentering lines or the size of the investment.
KlÃ¶ckner is owned by London-based equity firm Cinven Ltd. The company ranked No. 15 on Plastics News' ranking of film and sheet extruders, with estimated sales of $400 million last year.