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07 Jul 2006

Major project for BOPP production plant with Treofan Group

Major project for BOPP production plant with Treofan Group

Brückner kicks 'winning goal' and lands one of its largest individual projects in company history


In yet another thrilling move for the entire Brückner Group, Treofan Group, one of the world’s leading specialty BOPP film manufacturers, has selected Brückner to be part of their team and join them as their general contractor for their new challenging project in Mexico. A logical step, considering Brückner’s vast turnkey experience gained as a trusted partner throughout the years. Treofan will invest a huge amount (approximately US$ 45 million) in expanding production and R&D facilities at their Zacapu plant in the Mexican state of Michoacan.


Looking forward to this collaboration, Brückner will not only be supplying a high speed BOPP production line, but will also provide a complete turnkey package for the entire production plant – ranging from the outside silos to the final loading docks. Among other things, Brückner will be responsible for the:



Detailed engineering of plant logistics and base plant production equipment

Earthworks, site preparation and building construction

Energy and water supply systems

Connection to existing facilities

Roll handling systems

Primary and secondary slitters

Recycling systems

Packaging and storage incl. final warehouse



As Treofan’s CEO Peter A. Briggs put it: “This investment is an important strategic step for Treofan towards strengthening our competitive position in the Americas and globally. We need a partner with the best technology, proven experience with turnkey projects and the ability to integrate this new line into our existing operations without disruption. Brückner perfectly meets these requirements.” 


The new state-of the-art 8.2 m BOPP line with a capacity of 36,500 tons per year has numerous technical highlights, e.g.: 



Superior production speed of 525 m/min ensuring high throughput

Latest twin screw extrusion for quick product changes and flexible raw material use

5-layer technology enabling production of value added films

Energy optimization for minimum consumption

Direct drive technology for highest production uptime and stability

LIWIND system assuring optimal winding quality



Treofan is the largest producer of BOPP film in Europe, the second largest globally and a market leader in many of the speciality product segments and geographic regions where it is active.