Tetra Pak has started a 30 million euro expansion at its packaging material converting factory in Denton, Texas, to support business growth in the United States and Canada.
The Swiss packaging company said that the investment, which includes a new state-of-the-art laminator, has been made to ensure the facility can meet “the evolving needs of the U.S. and Canadian markets” with a wider range of packaging formats.
“Tetra Pak is pleased to make these upgrades, which will position our Denton factory as one of the most advanced in our global operations,” said Carmen Becker, president and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada.
According to Becker, the new technology employed at the facility will help expand the portfolio of packages offered by the plant.
The investment will also see some production from Mexico moving to Denton, said Tetra Pak, adding that the move would offer “noteworthy benefits” such as improved service, reduced lead times and other logistical efficiencies to its customer.
According to Tetra Pak, work on renovation of the facility will start “soon,” with the equipment expected to be in full production by end of 2018.
In the Denton Converting Facility, paperboard is printed and layers of base materials, namely paperboard, aluminum and polyethylene, are converted into rolls of aseptic packaging material. The new laminator will be used to apply polyethylene layers, laminating together printed material and aluminum as part of this process.