Cardia Bioplastics Limited has expanded its manufacturing operations by moving to an upgraded purpose-built production facility in Nanjing, China.
The latest expansion was necessitated by the increasing global demand for Cardia’s carry bags and waste bags as well as films for the hygiene market and custom products. The new Nanjing manufacturing facility has increased the bag making capacity of both Cardia Biohybrid and Cardia Compostable to 100 million bags a year.
Cardia Bioplastics China General Manager Jackie Chen states that the new manufacturing facility will help them meet the increasing orders while further growing the business. He added that the new factory has been able to create 40 jobs for the local area.
Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director Dr Frank Glatz stated that the move to the new factory could not have come at a better time, with the growing demand for sustainable bags and products with a lower carbon footprint, driven by consumers, brand owners and governments.
The company has committed to the purchase of six additional new film extrusion and bag making lines to double their current production capacity and meet the increased demand.
Cardia Bioplastics Chairman Richard Tegoni described the opening of the new manufacturing facility as a major milestone for Cardia because it reinforces the company’s capability to manufacture high quality finished products including Biohybrid and compostable bags, film and custom products at a lower cost.