Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) is investing in a new, state-of-the-art 8.7 meter polypropylene film line. The expenditure marks the next phase of Toray’s multi-year strategic plan, begun in 2016, to expand and automate production capabilities in order to meet customer demand and maintain its leadership position. The new capacity is targeted for packaging, labeling, medical and industrial applications. Toray anticipates startup in 2020.
“Toray’s commitment to our customers is unwavering, and this expansion continues our path of innovation and growth,” said Christopher Roy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Torayfan Division. Roy noted that this expansion project features the construction of a new building to house the OPP equipment. Previously completed projects include the construction of a second co-generation system; installation of automation systems throughout the plant, including a fully automated packaging line; and the construction of a 28,800-square-foot facility to house a new, high-speed 4.5-meter metallizer.
Toray Plastics (America) is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based and metalized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, medical, graphic, industrial, optical and electronic applications. All manufacturing and metalizing is conducted at a single location. Toray also supplies polyolefin, polypropylene and polyethylene foams for automotive and flooring applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc.