Sigma Plastics Group Inc. is boosting film production capacity by 30 million pounds through a pair of new equipment installations.
The Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company said the new Davis-Standard blow stretch film lines are slated to be installed by next fall.
Sigma Stretch Film, a unit of Sigma Plastics Group, is installing a 3-layer line in Shelbyville, Ky., a move "supporting the ever-growing demand for prestretched hand film and the Vortex product lines," the company said in an announcement.
A second machine, a 7-layer agricultural stretch film line is going in at the company's Belleville, Ontario, plant. "The new line allows production using the most advanced resins, expanded exploration in sustainability options, and better service for both domestic and international agricultural customers," the company said.
Each line will have 15 million pounds of annual production capacity.
"Staying on the cutting edge of technology has been a key to our growth and these new lines are just another example of our commitment to that principal and the flexible packaging market," Sigma Plastics Group CEO Mark Teo said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the company said, two cast film lines produced by SML are expected to begin production during the third quarter of this year, one in Belleville and one in Tulsa, Okla. Sigma announced their purchase last year.
Sigma Plastics Group calls itself the largest privately owned film extrusion group in North America. The company has an annual production capacity of more than 2 billion pounds.