The new 86,000-sq-ft facility, which operates under the Tekni-Plex India Pvt., Ltd., name, is 60% larger than Tri-Seal’s previous manufacturing site in the same area. The investment in equipment and additional space now allows the company to laminate one- and two-piece heat-seal liner structures in India, with the same specifications and raw material used by its US manufacturing facilities. The investment will help support India’s growing demand for closure liners as the country continues to expand its marketplace offerings.
“Tri-Seal has nine liner-manufacturing locations around the world. Previously, we were shipping material via ocean freight from the United States to India and converting it there into liners. Now that we have added foil-laminating capability in India, lead times have been decreased six-to-eight weeks enabling us to provide faster delivery. Further, multinational companies who want to have fast access to the same high-quality liner material across the globe will also benefit,” explaines David Andrulonis, senior vp/gm- Tri-Seal.
The new facility, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of the Uttar Pradesh state, will also have expanded testing capability via an in-house laboratory. Its new four-color gravure press will enable customization for brand messaging or usage instructions. Additionally, all the employees from the previous facilities are now at the new location, plus additional employees have been added to operate the new equipment.
Tri-Seal manufactures a broad range of closure liners, lidding and healthcare packaging in a variety of materials ranging from a one-piece induction seal to nine-layer extrusions and laminations. For more info visit www.tri-seal.com.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across ten countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.