Food packaging manufacturer Coveris has invested in two Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines to support its offering to the UK food and consumer sector.

Coveris has reached an agreement with KPMG, the appointed administrators of Gelpack Excelsior Limited, to purchase the equipment located at Gelpack’s site in Madley, Herefordshire, including its two five-layer Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines with additional manufacturing assets.

‘Coveris has seen significant growth in the demand for multi-layer coextruded PE films and it has been part of our strategic plan to meet growing demand and support future growth through investment,’ explained Gary Rehwinkel Coveris UK Food & Consumer president. ‘The introduction of this machinery provides Coveris with additional 5K tonnes of five-layer coextrusion capacity, enabling us to better serve our customers.’

The company has begun detailed planning to integrate the new coextrusion lines into its existing operations.