Evertis investing in growth, innovation

Evertis, Portuguese PET-based film producer and extruder, is expanding its capacity and investing in extrusion lines in its three plants in Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal: an increase of 5K tons/yr in the Brazilian plant; 6K tons/yr expansion in the Mexican plant, and a 10K tons/yr increase in the plant in Portugal.

The new line commissioned, for the plant in Portugal (Evertis Ibérica), is especially designed for thin gauges. This high-tech line, using cast technology, will allow Evertis to target a wider range of applications and meet the growing demand for lightweight materials and decreased packaging to adjust to higher environmental standards.

In a short period of time Evertis’ plant in Portugal will have almost doubled capacity, increasing capacity from 30K tons/yr to 45K tons/yr in 2013, and now adding an additional ten thousand tons/yr. These investments are part of a growth strategy to become the second largest PET film producer in Europe over the next few years.

The new line in the plant in Mexico will be installed by the first quarter of 2015, and will target mainly the US market where the tendency to use flexible films is shifting, and there is a higher demand for rigid and semi-rigid films.

The company’s recent investments are a reflection of its priorities in terms of market expansion and product and process innovation.

Currently present in fifteen countries throughout Europe, and North and South America, Evertis aims to become a market leader in these countries through steady growth and increase of market share. An increase in the sales teams, as well as creation of jobs for other professionals, is part of the plan to further enhance customer service and delivery of innovative products.

Evertis’ core products are medium and high barrier multilayer films for packaged products; tailored to meet the individual needs of its clients. Their complex barrier properties allow for greatly extended shelf lives, combining protection and freshness for perishable goods in modified atmosphere or vacuum packaging, for various applications.

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