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  1. An essential business

    ... Manucor plant in Italy with a capacity of 100 ktpa of BOPP film. Photo: In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, Italy has halted all non-essential production. The list of essential goods includes foods that are packaged using BOPP films. The material's high barrier properties and competitive price serve to boost its demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  2. BIAXPLEN and Manucor join forces

    The companies set up a joint venture to produce BOPP film. BIAXPLEN has acquired a 50% stake in Manucor S.p.A, a leading European BOPP film manufacturer with a production site of 100 ktpa in Italy and exports to 35 countries. This will enable BIAXPLEN and Manucor to combine best practices in sales and marketing, R&D, production and technical service, and, ultimately, grow the joint venture to become a leading player in Europe’s BOPP market. To boost its potential, the two companies are...

  3. Focus on BOPP

    ... expand its product portfolio. In the long term, SIBUR will remain the key supplier of polypropylene to the Novokuybyshevsk facility. The disposal of the smaller 5 ktpa non-core asset will allow BIAXPLEN to focus on its large-scale production of BOPP films and grade range expansion. Cast non-oriented polypropylene (CPP) films are mainly used for packing bakery and noodle products, textiles and cosmetics, but have low cold resistance and are not suitable for storing frozen foods. BOPP films, on ...

  4. Packaged in Russia

    Vladislav Yatsenko, CEO at Conflex, on becoming a leader in the flexible packaging market, import substitution and withstanding market shifts. In 2001, Conflex launched production of flexible film packaging using flexographic printing technologies and in just five years became one of Russia's top 5 producers of flexible packaging. How did you soar to success? We established a full-cycle company embracing a design studio, a modern platemaking facility, state-of-the-art printing equipment, high-capacity...

  5. Phthalate-free is the trend

    ... Natalya Malkova, Chief of Multinational Sales at BIAXPLEN. “In addition, BIAXPLEN has been working on developing monostructural packaging solutions and replacing the traditional multi-layer flexible packaging with monostructural packaging made of BOPP films in relevant segments. Another big trend is the increased client interest in suppliers’ sustainable development programmes, making implementation of the respective initiatives and standards a prerequisite for business growth.”

  6. BOPP films – flexible strategy

    ... deep into import substitution by the time the country officially adopted the strategy in 2014 in response to Western sanctions. Domestic players are committed to ensuring full imports substitution. Until the end of 2004, high-quality Russian BOPP films were simply non-existent. Most of the products were imported fr om neighbouring Belarus or other countries, ranging as far as Latin America. It was not until 2005 that the market saw the first Russian producers using state-of-the-art BOPP film ...

  7. BIAXPLEN launches new film grades

    The company has marketed new grades for a number of consumer segments The new films are intended for use in confectionery packaging, stationery supplies, and self-adhesive label manufacturing. PGI is a confectionery packaging film boasting enhanced release properties. It was developed jointly with Russia’s leading flexible packaging producers. The laboratory and production tests showed excellent results confirming stable release properties and strong seam durability throughout the packaged...

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