The $5 million Asitrade line will double Amcor Cartons’ current production capacity of litho laminated microflute cartons.
Amcor Australasia initially installed a similar microflute line at its folding carton plant in Regency Park, South Australia around five years ago, resulting in strong growth for this business in the confectionery, wine and industrial market segments.
“I am confident this new line, which incorporates the most advanced microflute equipment in Australia, will enable us to grow our Australian business across key segments, similar to our achievement in the South Australian market,” Amcor Cartons general manager Andrew Vanstone said.
“This technology allows us to produce cartons of comparable, and in some cases superior, strength to traditional corrugated board with high quality graphics. The increased strength of the carton, combined with enhanced graphics features, allows the carton to be used as a shipper and shelf-ready display. This dual functionality has potential to significantly improve the overall efficiency of the packaging supply chain,” Vanstone said.
The Botany plant is currently producing B, E and F grade microflute and plans to introduce N grade towards the end of this month.
The company’s investment will extend Amcor Australasia’s broad packaging offering to its customers across the consumer and industrial market segments.