Perlen Packaging recently celebrated the grand opening of its new PVdC coating line  in Anápolis, Brazil. The new film coating line is the group's fourth large plant after the three coating lines in Switzerland and China. The commissioning of the coating line was celebrated with customers, business partners, and political representatives. For the official inauguration, the ribbon was cut by Peter Schaub, chairman of the board of directors of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding; Peter Schildknecht, Ph.D., CEO of the CPH Group; Wolfgang Grimm, former CEO of Perlen Packaging; Marc Haller, CEO of Perlen Packaging; Cristiano Bueno, plant manager of Perlen Packaging Anápolis; and Joel de Sant'Anna Braga Filho, Secretary of Industry and Commerce of the State of Goiás.

Back in August 2020, the CPH Group's Packaging division announced its investment in a new PVdC coating line. The construction and delivery of the new coating line was delayed by the effects of the pandemic, the worldwide restrictions in logistics, and the availability of electronic components. In order to achieve the targeted schedule, the processes were adapted and accelerated. For example, the group decided not to set up and accept the coating system at the manufacturer's premises, as is usually the case, but to carry out the acceptance and function tests directly at the factory. Likewise, shipping and transport were carried out under Perlen Packaging's own responsibility and direction.

On June 2, 2022, the entire delivery of 34 containers arrived at the Anápolis site. In the following months, the coating line was set up in several stages. After extensive trial runs and the final factory acceptance test, the plant was formally released in the fall of 2022, and the necessary external audits by customers were scheduled accordingly.

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