Canadian Manufacturing

Packaging firm Winpak spending US$40M to expand Winnipeg plant

Facility upgrades and new equipment will help boost the plant's production capacity for BOPA film

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WINNIPEG—Canadian packaging company Winpak Ltd. is scaling up one of its Winnipeg production facilities with a US$40 million expansion project.

The company, which makes packing materials as well as related packaging machines, said the project will boost its output of biaxially oriented polyamide, or BOPA film, at its majority-owned subsidiary, American Biaxis Inc.

The film is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Winpak currently produces 11,000 metres tonnes of BOPA each year at American Biaxis. The expansion includes work on both the currently facility and the purchase of new equipment. It’s expected to boost the plant’s capacity to 14,000 metric tonnes of BOPA annually.

The packaging firm expects to complete work on the project in the second half of 2019.

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