The wide-web press will have reverse-printing capabilities to serve new trends in the Home & Personal Care (HPC) and dairy-lidding sectors. The duplex solvent-based adhesive laminator, which will be located in a cleanroom facility, is able to produce high-adhesion structures required for premium sachet and pouch laminates. The new technology is expected to go on-line during the second half of 2018.
“We are very happy with the integration of Oai Hung into our global network and the investment will open up new business opportunities in the buoyant Vietnamese and fast-growing Southeast Asia region,” says Pierre-Henri Bruchon, exec vp-Pharma Div. “The new technology will allow Oai Hung to diversify its leading foil-based pharmaceutical portfolio based on GMP standards.”
Constantia Flexibles’ Pharma division is the world’s second largest flexible packaging manufacturer for the pharmaceutical and HPC industries. It operates production sites in Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Belgium and Vietnam. In 2016, Constantia Flexibles acquired 51% of Oai Hung, which is Vietnam’s largest supplier of aluminum-based blister foil.