LIVINGSTON, N.J., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteplast Group's AmTopp Division announced today that it intends to increase its stretch film manufacturing capacity by adding two cast film extrusion lines at the Lolita, Texas plant and increase utilization of its acquired facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The move will aid in extending better service to its customers in the north eastern United States.
The two new extrusion lines will be the 9th and the 10th cast stretch film extrusion lines for AmTopp in Lolita, Texas. This expansion will increase AmTopp's stretch film name plate capacity to a total of 260 million pounds annually.
Further AmTopp plans to install up to five stretch film lines in its new manufacturing facility in Hazleton, PA.
AmTopp's stretch film operation produces a variety conventional and engineered hand film and machine wraps including the extremely successful light gauge, optimum stretch engineered "LoadStar" series in both hand and machine applications.
The two new extrusion lines will be state of the art high speed machines producing ultra light gauge pallet wrap products. AmTopp regards the expansion as being targeted to better serve its customer base. Furthermore, the increased capacity will contribute to expanding the company's popular light gauge "LoadStar" series, further reducing its manufacturing cost and making the company even more competitive in the market.
The two new lines will be operational in the second half of 2012.
About AmTopp – A World of Films
A division of Inteplast Group, AmTopp's primary facilities are located at one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world in Lolita, Texas, and produce three major product lines: biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, stretch wrap films, and plastic concentrates and compounds. AmTopp BOPP films are used in food packaging for snacks, baked goods, pasta, produce and frozen items. They are also used in labels and decals, adhesive tapes, graphic art over-laminates, cartons and envelope windows, and miscellaneous non-food wrappers. AmTopp stretch-wrap films are engineered for machine wrap and hand wrap applications, and are produced in a wide variety of gauges, thickness and widths. More information is available at http://www.inteplast.com/amtopp.
SOURCE Inteplast Group