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Materlal Plastik plant in Soltvadkert | source: HIPA

Plastic film manufacturing base developed

D&T
May 12, 2017

Hungary’s leading plastic film manufacturing base, Material-Plastik begins the biggest development in its history: under a project worth EUR 10 million, a new 6,000-square-meter factory hall is established and the existing fleet of machinery is also developed. As a result of the expansion, the Hungarian family-owned company can further expand its exports and is also ready to enter the American and Russian markets.

Founded in 1989, the core activity of Material-Plastik
Ltd. is the production of packaging materials from polyethylene (PE) raw
material: primarily small bags, pouches, big bags, garbage can liners, hoses,
flat films and shrink-wrapping films, and their versions printed in photo
quality. With the process used, they can make their products to European
standards and in European quality, having made them Hungary's leading PE film
manufacturing/processing production base by now. Production is primarily based
on the customers' individual orders, but mass products intended for everyday
use are also manufactured on a continuous basis; among other things, they also
supply products to Coca-Cola and the Szentkirályi mineral water firm. The
company currently employs more than 100 people already at its Soltvadkert (central
Hungary) and Budapest units.

According to a statement by the Hungarian Investment
Promotion Agency (HIPA), certain packaging engineering processes require that
packaging materials have physical properties that the company is unable to
achieve with its current technology. Therefore, Material-Plastik is procuring
new equipment suitable for manufacturing five-layer plastic film. In order to
meet market trends, to fulfil the high number of purchase orders and to serve continuously
increasing orders, a new, 10-colour printing machine with a central printing
unit is also placed into service in the new factory hall.

At the ceremony, company-owner Zoltán Garami said:
this is the biggest development of the company to date. The company sells its
products in nearly all EU member states, but, for example, also exports to
Trinidad and Tobago and Algeria.

Under
the announced development project, the company's production capacity will
double, but in addition to increasing its capacity, manufacturing quality
products and increasing the market share are important considerations. With
this, Hungary's leading plastic film manufacturing base is developed in
Soltvadkert, and an opportunity will open up for the company to penetrate the US
and Russian markets. In addition, 66 new jobs will also be created, which
represents a more than 60% increase in its headcount.

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