New Brückner line will enhance film and metallizing capacity and capabilities
Winston-Salem, USA / Raunheim, GERMANY, June 20, 2017 – Treofan, a leading manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, is investing USD 45m in a new 5- layer, 10.4m orientation line at its Americas plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The new asset, due to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2018, will result in a net capacity increase of some 30,000 tons per year or 50% of the plant's current capacity as an existing small line from 1992 will be mothballed.
Growing proportion of specialty films is driving profitability
Frankfurt am Main, May 31, 2017 – BOPP film specialist Treofan is successfully continuing its strategic realignment course, as confirmed today by CEO Dr. Walter Bickel at the company's annual press meeting in Frankfurt am Main. In the 2016 business year, Treofan's adjusted EBITDA grew to €38 million (2015: €32m) with a largely stable sales volume of 157 kilotons (2015: 155 kT), representing a doubling of profits within two years. Bickel expects a further improvement in 2017. Specialty films made up 72 percent of the sales volume, up three percentage points from 2015; Bickel stated that the target for 2017 is 75 percent.
Tailored solutions on demand
Düsseldorf/Raunheim, May 4, 2017 – BOPP film specialist Treofan now offers its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request. To make these films, only phthalate-free base polymers are used in the extrusion process.
Protecting packaged goods – against mineral oil migration, for example
Düsseldorf/Raunheim, May 4, 2017 – Treofan Group is installing a new €7.5 million highperformance coater at its Battipaglia site in Italy, significantly enhancing its ability to produce specialty films. Scheduled to enter operation in the second quarter of 2018, the line is designed to deliver an annual volume of 4,000 metric tons of specialty film with a wide variety of coatings. It is being installed by high-quality Swiss supplier Bobst.
Treofan shows first commercial application of its hybrid packaging
Düsseldorf/Raunheim, May 4, 2017 – Treofan is showcasing at Interpack the first commercial application of its hybrid packaging solution HybraPack, which has been jointly developed with paper manufacturer Feldmuehle Uetersen. Up-and-coming Swiss company Trinity haircare will in future package its high-quality hair care products for professional users in upright pouches manufactured from this film-paper combination.
Updated design emphasizes premium positioning
Düsseldorf/Raunheim, May 4, 2017 – At Interpack 2017, Treofan will première its updated brand design to the industry. A new overall visual image extends from the Interpack booth to the website and all other communication media.
Treofan brings new solution to market for packaging with matte look and surface
Raunheim, Germany, March 29, 2017 – The new GPR 20 packaging film from BOPP specialist Treofan combines optimized printing and sealing properties with a pronounced matte effect. Its innovative structure employs multi-layer technology, resulting in major improvements in three areas compared to conventional products.
Collaboration in strongly growing market for electric buses
Raunheim, Germany, March 27, 2017 – After years of intensive development work, market development and certification, BOPP film specialist Treofan has now won its first major supply contract for its TreoPore microporous separator film. The customer is an up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for electrically powered buses. According to estimates, the global market for electric buses is set to grow by an average of around 20 percent every year between now and 2025, with China accounting for half of this growth.*
Strategic cooperation for sales in Austria and Switzerland
Raunheim, Germany, December 5, 2016 – Treofan and Chromos have agreed a strategic cooperation for sales of packaging and labels in Austria and Switzerland. BOPP film specialist Treofan aims to significantly expand its local market presence through this collaboration. Customers will benefit from comprehensive technical service and even better on-site support provided by experts from both companies.
Milan-based investor M&C, previously the majority shareholder in leading global BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Holdings GmbH, is acquiring all other shareholders’ shares in the company.
Raunheim, Germany, October 13, 2016 – Milan-based investor M&C, previously the majority shareholder in leading global BOPP film manufacturer Treofan Holdings GmbH, is acquiring all other shareholders' shares in the company. This was decided by M&C's Board of Directors on Wednesday, October 11. The relevant contracts are set to be signed soon.
BOPP film manufacturer Treofan has been successfully certified in line with the newly revised DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 standard in Germany.
Raunheim, Germany, June 24, 2016 – BOPP film manufacturer Treofan has been successfully certified in line with the newly revised DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 standard in Germany. The audit in June spanned the whole value chain, from development and production to sales. This early adoption makes Treofan a pioneer: only an estimated ten percent of industrial companies worldwide have so far been certified in line with the updated standard.
Coated BOPP films from Treofan reliably protect food products against the migration of mineral oil residue.
Raunheim, Germany, June 20, 2016 – Coated BOPP films from Treofan reliably protect food products against the migration of mineral oil residue. This is proven by measurements taken by the Zürich Canton Laboratory (Kantonales Labor Zürich) in partnership with Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) on behalf of the Swiss Packaging Institute (Schweizer Verpackungsinstitut, SVI) during the development of the SVI's new "2015.01_Innenbeutel" guideline. Treofan actively supported the project as a sponsor of the SVI's Joint Industry Group.
The goal: development of value-added packaging solutions
Raunheim, Germany, June 6, 2016 – BOPP film specialist Treofan is bringing its customers and partners all along the value chain together for a new series of seminars dedicated to creating differentiated value-added packaging solutions.
Raunheim, Germany, May 31, 2016 – Treofan is the exclusive IML partner to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG for the company's activities in Wiesloch-Walldorf during the Drupa trade fair period.
Success based on expansion of specialty product share, lean processes and improved cost structure
Frankfurt am Main/Raunheim, Germany, April 28, 2016 – BOPP film specialist Treofan almost doubled its operating profit to over €32 million in the 2015 financial year, with this upward trend continuing in the first quarter of 2016. This was announced by CEO Dr. Walter Bickel at the company's annual press conference in Frankfurt.
Based on model successfully used in Americas
Raunheim, Germany, April 14, 2016 – BOPP film manufacturer Treofan is combining the responsibility for its European plants into a single corporate function: Chief Operations Officer Europe (COO Europe). This role will be filled by Luigi Martinese (49), who has been with Treofan since 1995 and has been responsible for the Group's Italian sites for over 15 years. As COO Europe, Martinese will be in charge of the German plant in Neunkirchen as well as the Italian plants in Battipaglia and Terni.
Developed jointly with Borealis, the film boosts capacitor efficiency by 30 percent
Raunheim, Germany, February 15, 2016 – BOPP specialist Treofan won a trophy at the 1st European Plastics Innovation Awards for its "PHD 1.9" ultra-thin capacitor film. The first European capacitor film thinner than 2μm, developed in partnership with chemicals and plastics producer Borealis, took home the award for Best Lightweight Innovation.
One billion square meters of premium film a year
Raunheim/Neunkirchen, Germany, October 16, 2015 – BOPP film specialist Treofan's new high-performance plant, at the company's Neunkirchen site in the German state of Saarland, is entering series production. 8.7 meters wide, the production line boasts an annual capacity of up to a billion square meters of premium five-layer label and packaging film. That's equivalent to a daily output of around 2.7 million square meters – roughly the area of 400 football pitches.
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