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28 Aug 2003

Another 50.000 tons/year of BOPP-Film for Russia

EUROMET Group, Moscow and Brückner Maschinenbau signed a contract for two BOPP lines

 

EUROMET - financial and industrial Group, based in Russia and Brückner Maschinenbau, the worldwide market- and technology leader for film stretching lines, recently signed a contract for two 8,2m BOPP production lines. Both lines have each a capacity of 25,000 tons/year and the first line will start in January 2005.

 

Just a few months later the second line will go on stream and will increase the production capacity of EUROMET Group up to 50,000 tons/years. These lines will be equipped with the most modern control and automation systems and are specially designed to produce a wide range of speciality films of the highest quality.

 

The total project is designed for four lines with a total capacity of more than 100,000 tons per year. The project will be conducted with the professional assistance of CONTINENTAL Polymers Ltd., a well known consultancy company in this business.

 

EUROMET will construct the new factory in a new industrial area close to Moscow. The factory is situated next to a major highway and has a land surface of 15 ha. All necessary utilities have been foreseen for a four line plant.

 

This investment will boost the Russian flexible packaging market especially for the use of BOPP Film. Today´s total use of BOPP Film in the Russian Federation is approximately 50,000 to 60,000 tons/year with an actual growth rate of appr. 15% - this is expected to increase further in the next years.

 

EUROMET´s clear target is to become the major BOPP producer for the Russian Federation. Further investments for packaging films are already planned.

 

Brückner Maschinenbau is the world's leading supplier of film production lines. The product range covers all film stretching processes ranging from monoaxial to biaxial, from sequential to simultaneous. Brückner performs all process R & D, engineering, design and development, planning, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, site installation and commissioning of the lines.

Left to right: Dmitriy Skopinov, Managing Director; Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales, Project Management and Service, Brückner;
Left to right: Dmitriy Skopinov, Managing Director; Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales, Project Management and Service, Brückner; Steven Wheatley, Managing Director Continental Polymers;
Left to right: Dmitriy Skopinov, Managing Director; Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales, Project Management and Service, Brückner; Steven Wheatley, Managing Director Continental Polymers;
Left to right: Dmitriy Skopinov, Managing Director; Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales, Project Management and Service, Brückner; Steven Wheatley, Managing Director Continental Polymers.