Ras Al Khaimah-based Hexxa Flexible Packaging LLC is expanding its infrastructure and machinery to meet growing demand within its flexible packaging markets.

Managing director Raja Kumar Gandhi told Packaging MEA that the company’s business has doubled over the last three years so the company has outgrown its initial 1,860m2 facility on its 9,300 m2 site.

“As we are growing, the shortage of space has forced us to expand,” he said.

“From 20,000 sq ft [1,860m2], we are now extending our factory to have a total built area of 70,000 sq ft in the next couple of months and then we will install the new machinery we have invested in.”

The company has invested in printing, converting and allied machinery, he added.

“The larger segment of our business is a range of flexible packaging products specialising in OPP label, shrink sleeves, standup zippers, pouches and retort packaging, whilst we also do converting of OPP tapes,” he explained.

“Our current machines include an 8-colour press from LongNew Taiwan, Shiavi Eco-Convert solvent-less lamination machines, slitting, pouching and bag machine, PVC shrink-sleeving machine, OPP and masking tape converting machines.”

Hexxa has invested in a solvent-less/solvent-based combination lamination machine for packaging that requires better shelf life and better bond strength, he added.

“Although there are a whole lot of applications that we can cater to, we believe in specialising into niches and this is and will be our success,” he said. The company will soon release more details of its recent investments, he added.

Source: https://www.packagingmea.com/hexxa-flexible-packaging-expands-factory/