SAMPE Seattle 2017: Infiana Continues Building Presence in North America
Specialty Films Manufacturer Places Focus on Production-Optimizing Processes
Trend Themes: Sustainability and Weight Reduction
Sustainability and weight reduction have become increasingly more important for customers in the composites market. Infiana has pursued these topics for a number of years, and has further developed in recent months through intensive research activity. “FlexPLAS® and Paper Replacement are examples of products that we will be presenting at SAMPE. With them, our customers in composites manufacturing can achieve notably higher optimization potentials in production processes for components and semi-finished products,” remarks Markus Peske, Vice President Composites.
Expanded Application Opportunities for FlexPLAS®
In particular, visitors to Infiana’s booth can look forward to new and further expanded application opportunities for the company’s flagship product FlexPLAS®, developed in conjunction with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM. “In adding further characteristics and embossing designs to the FlexPLAS® portfolio, we have created even more individualized application opportunities for customers,“ explains Soheila Salehi-Schneider, Project Leader FlexPLAS® at Infiana.
New Sales Organization Established There have also been changes in Infiana’s sales organization. As a result, the composites market is now one of five key markets for the specialty films manufacturer, which has been globally oriented since the beginning of 2017. This allows Infiana to react to customer requirements in a more targeted manner: ”With its new sales organization, Infiana underlines its status as the ‘Premium Innovator’. This allows us to react to market needs even faster and more efficiently. We are a problem solver for our customers around the world, a service we can better offer as a result of this restructuring,“ says Markus Peske, Vice President Composites.
Infiana Germany GmbH & Co. KG
The Infiana Group develops and produces engineered and innovative films for the consumer market and industry. The Group employs about 800 people at its three sites, located in Forchheim (Germany), Malvern (USA) and Samutsakorn (Thailand). Infiana serves the Personal Care (film products for packaging of hygiene items), Health Care (release films, process films and films for packaging), Building & Construction (release films and surface films), Composites (release films and process films), and Pressure Sensitive (silicone-coated release films) markets. In 2016, the Infiana Group generated a turnover of 200 million euros. Further information is available online at www.infiana.com .