Infiana adds additional extruder capacity in Pennsylvania


Infiana (Forchheim, Germany), a global manufacturer of specialty films, has announced its plan to invest in an additional extruder capacity at its site in Malvern, PA. This latest asset strengthens Infiana's ability to continue to grow with its customers. It will support Infiana's diversification into new product segments, while continuing to support Infiana's market leading position in Building & Construction.

“With this investment we are responding positively to the growing demand within our local and global customer base”, points out Robert Shumoski, General Manager Infiana North America. “The additional capacity will improve service levels and open up new opportunities in the Building and Construction and Pressure Sensitive Markets, as well as strengthening our capabilities to supply high quality products in the growing Composites and Personal Care Markets in North America.” The new extruder allows Infiana to enter new markets while improving flexibility in the manufacturing process to support the seasonal demands of its customers.

Peter K. Wahsner, CEO Infiana Group, adds: "We are well on our way to developing North America into a high caliber business with a broad technology base, efficient equipment, and more than anything building on a human capital base that will make our plans in the U.S. a success. This investment is living proof that becoming an independent business backed by a strong shareholder allows us to invest globally in our growth.“

Approximately a hundred employees are currently supplying silicone coated release films as well as non-siliconized smooth and embossed films at the Malvern, PA, location. The goods produced at the site primarily serve the Building and Construction Industry, the Pressure Sensitive Markets and the Composites Market.

Infiana Group has around 1,000 employees at four production sites in Forchheim (Germany), Malvern (USA), Camaçari (Brazil) and Samutsakorn (Thailand), and caters to the consumer market (film products for packaging and as components of hygiene products), the industrial market (release and surface films for technical applications) and the pressure sensitive market (silicone-coated release films). In 2014, Infiana Group generated a turnover of 200 million euros.

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