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TC Transcontinental invests US$60M to accelerate commercialization of recyclable flexible packaging

August 25, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

TC Transcontinental Packaging invests US$60 million to develop mono-material recyclable flexible plastic packaging solutions, providing high-performance polyethylene films with more heat resistance. In addition to a new film line that will produce biaxially oriented polyethylene (BOPE), a first in North America, the investment includes ancillary equipment and a 120,000-sf building expansion in TC Transcontinental Packaging’s Spartanburg, S.C., facility.

“This new offering will be a game changer in TC Transcontinental’s recyclability journey, demonstrating our commitment to distinguish ourselves and gain market share with innovative sustainable solutions for our customers,” said Thomas Morin, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental. “Our offering aligns with our customers’ desire to accelerate speed to market with recyclable products that also protect and preserve their contents throughout their lifecycle, in addition to creating a more circular economy for plastic.”

“Our investment in BOPE is a strategic decision that positions us to address sustainability shortcomings in existing offerings. This new equipment will advance the commercialization of recyclable film solutions to meet the challenging requirements of our different applications without sacrificing fill speed or performance,” added Alex Hayden, senior vice-president, R&D, innovation, sustainability and ESG at TC Transcontinental.

This investment is well underway and is expected to be completed in fiscal year 2024. TC Transcontinental Packaging has selected Brückner, a film production and technology provider, to supply equipment for this BOPE film line.

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