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Constantia Flexibles installs new laminator in South Africa

Constantia Flexibles Group has invested a single-digit million euro amount in a new duplex multi-technology laminator at its Durban, South African-based subsidiary Constantia Afripack to increase quality, productivity and capacity. The laminator will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2018 and will cater to the confectionary and snacks, as well as home and personal care (HPC) industries.

The laminator has a highly sensitive web tension control system that can be maintained at extremely low tolerances for a wide spectrum of flexible substrates of different materials and varying thickness. At the same time, it can offer solvent-free packaging solutions, which complements existing solvent-based and cold seal manufacturing options at Afripack.

“This investment in Afripack, Africa’s second largest flexible packaging company, is a commitment to supplying the latest technology to our customers,” said Stefan Grote, EVP Food Division. “It is also a commitment to South Africa, whose economy is slowly returning to old strengths.”

Constantia Flexibles is the world’s fourth largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of ‘People, Passion, Packaging’, some 7,200 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 32 sites in 18 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the food and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles.