Klöckner Pentaplast, Gordonsville, Va., announced a capacity expansion at its Gendorf, Germany, film production site. The expansion will include multiple polymer capabilities, and begin production in early third quarter 2016, with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

“The additional capacity, multi-polymer capabilities, shorter lead times and local production is in the continued support of our customers and the overall growth of the marketplace,” says Phil Heyworth, group vice president labels. “The opportunity to create standard and differentiated products, such as more sustainable or digital print-receptive film products, will enhance our overall capabilities and manufacturing flexibility.”

Klöckner Pentaplast introdeced its newest shrink label film—Pentalabel ClearFloat— engineered to offer high shrink percentages for optimal design freedom and visual impact. This and other new shrink film products will be produced at the expanded Gendorf facility.