Toray to Increase Production Capacity of Polypropylene Film Product
Isaac Maw posted on February 11, 2019 |

Toray Industries, Inc., a producer of carbon fiber and other composite materials products, has recently announced plans to increase production capacity of its polypropylene film TORAYFAN, manufactured by Toray Plastics (America), Inc. A production facility with annual capacity of 30,000 tons will be additionally built at TPA’s Rhode Island Plant (Rhode Island, U.S.), which aims to start operation in 2020.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. Rhode Island facility.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. Rhode Island facility.

According to the company, TORAYFAN is the lightest among plastic films and it is superior in transparency, toughness and aroma retaining property. It is widely used for general industrial applications, capacitors and packaging materials.

TORAYFILM. (image courtesy of Toray Group)
TORAYFILM. (image courtesy of Toray Group)

The biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) market in North America is estimated to grow at a pace of 3% a year given the future population growth. In the food packaging film market in particular, there is an increasing push towards longer shelf life for food stuff and diversification of package designs for snacks, confections and health foods such as nutrition bars.

The production capacity increase at Toray comes in response to such diversification and sophistication of customer needs and the company aims to further expand the business by enhancing the production capacity at TPA early on.

Toray is promoting the Expansion and Advancement of Global Business as one of the basic strategies of its medium-term management program, and the TORAYFAN capacity increase is part of the strategy.

For more information about TORAYFAN polypropylene film, visit the product page here.


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