Infiana Group GmbH is expanding its UNITED STATES capacity with the help of a fresh extruder at its Malvern, Pa. facility.
The company, formerly known as Huhtam?ki Films, changed its name to Infiana in January. Private equity organization Deutsche Beteiligungs AG led a supervision buyout in November 2014, acquiring the film organization from Huhtam?ki Oyj of Finland.
This will add to our portfolio, noted Robert Shumoski, general manager of Infiana North America.
He said the company s current construction had area for the excess line.
Shumoski said the Malvern facility has had a strong presence in the structure and building market. The new range strengthens its features and also allows for new possibilities in pressure sensitive films markets and will help expand its composites and personal care marketplaces. The expansion also gives it more flexibility and the capability to handle seasonal demand.
He said he twin screw extruder manufacturer cannot elaborate on the specifics of the growth. Infiana has been around Malvern since 1964 and creating blown film since 2003.
The business said that it has about 100 employees in Malvern supplying silicone-coated release films in addition to non-siliconized smooth and embossed film.
We have been well on our method to developing North America into a high-caliber business with a broad technology base, efficient machines, and a lot more than anything building on a human being capital base which will make our strategies in the U.S. a success, said Peter Wahsner, CEO of Infiana Group, in a declaration.
This marks Infiana s first expansion because it became independent. The brand new name comes from three words - invention, infinity and film.
Infiana Group GmbH is headquartered in Forchheim, Germany. Overall it has about 1,000 employees with production facilities in Forchheim; Malvern; Camacari, Brazil; and Samutsakorn, Thailand. Infiana reported 2014 revenue around 200 million euros ($219 million).