Nowofol to Expand Plant and Capacity

The supervisory board and the executive board of NOWOFOL Kunststoffprodukte GmbH & Co. KG have decided end of June 2004 to expand the plant building as well as the production capacity. The size of the plant expansion will be adequate for the installation of 4 to 5 additional film production lines. The start of the construction works is scheduled for the Beginning of 2005. A new line for the production of monoaxially oriented Polypropylene film in the thickness range of 25 - 60 µm will start latest Beginning of 2006 to increase NOWOFOL's capacity to at least 13.000 tonnes p.a.

Also the 17 share holders of the family style managed Company did welcome and support this decision.

The medium sized and innovative Company in Siegsdorf/Germany is known in the industry since years as a worldwide leading manufacturer of monoaxially oriented films made from Polypropylene and other Polyolefins. The main applications are Strapping Tapes, Tear Tapes, Carry Handles and Release Liners. The turnover of these main business has increased significantly during the past months. Besides that also several new developments could be established in the market during the past years.

The product portfolio is completed by several specialty films like e.g. for labels, banding and transfer printing as well as films for the sports equipment, loudspeakers and the photographic industry.

Well known are also NOWOFOL's fluoroplastic ETFE films which are marketed under the trade name NOWOFLON® ET. The application fields of this film is extremely versatile. It starts with roofing constructions for swimming pools, football stadiums, tennis halls, atria, jungle- and tropical halls in zoos etc., and continues in photovoltaic and solar installations, as well as the chemical and automotive industry.

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