Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is investing in a new, state-of-the-art 8.7-meter polypropylene film line. The expenditure marks the next phase of Toray’s multi-year strategic plan, begun in 2016, to expand and automate production capabilities in order to meet customer demand. The new capacity is targeted for packaging, label, medical and industrial applications. Anticipated start up is expected in 2020.

“Toray’s commitment to our customers is unwavering, and this expansion continues our path of innovation and growth,” said Christopher Roy, senior vice president and general manager, Torayfan Division.

Roy notes that this expansion project features the construction of a new building to house the OPP equipment. Previously completed projects include the construction of a second cogeneration system, automation throughout the plant, including a fully automated packaging line, and the construction of a 28,800-square-foot facility to house a new, high-speed 4.5-meter metallizer.