Constantia Flexibles Plans $12 Million Investment

Constantia Flexibles a global corporation that develops, manufactures, and supplies flexible packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, and beverage markets, reports plans to invest $12 million to expand its main US manufacturing facility in Blythewood. Slated for completion in autumn of this year, the project will add 15,000 sq ft of factory floor space to house several new pieces of packaging equipment and more than a dozen new employees.

The Blythewood facility manufactures custom packaging for the pharmaceutical and food industries, including packaging foils for blister packages, child-resistant packaging, and lids for portion-controlled containers. The factory also houses equipment used for laminating, coating, rotogravure printing, and slitting services.

The construction project marks the third of its kind for Constantia Flexibles’ South Carolina facility, which opened in 1997 and underwent expansions in 2001 and 2005. The company says 2012 was a prolific year, with the launch of several new products, including easy-PIESY, an aluminum/PET/aluminum lamination that, because of its absence of paper, reportedly requires less heat during the sealing process than traditional paper-back foil structures, and Dispense Lid, which was developed as a means of dosing tablets, capsules, or liquids from plastic bottles in a controlled, more compliant manner.

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