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Alcan Opens New Facility

Posted: June 19, 2007
Alcan Inc. announced the opening of its new beauty packaging plant in Parigné-L'Évêque, Sarthe, France. The new facility, which officially opened on June 14, will produce packaging solutions for the fragrance market for Alcan Packaging Beauty.

"This new facility illustrates Alcan Packaging's strategy of improving our profitability through more specialized operations," said Ilene Gordon, president and CEO, Alcan Packaging. "We are increasingly focused on key market segments where we can leverage our competitive advantages in size, scope and technology. The new Parigné-L'Évêque site is an example of how Alcan is well-positioned to deliver long-term value to our customers in the attractive fragrance packaging market."

The new facility will specialize in working with on-glass and high-tech gluing, Surlyn (ionomer resin) applications and complex packaging caps. The 7,000-square meter plant employs approximately 200 people.

"We are very proud of this new state-of-the-art facility that meets or exceeds the environmental and product hygiene standards for our industry," said François Luscan, president, Alcan Packaging Beauty. "Parigné-L'Évêque's dedicated development team is focused on realizing our customers' most creative ideas."