Incorporated in Apr.'46, Caprihans India went public in 1978. In 1983, the company changed hands and it became a part of the Kalpataru Construction group. Caprihans is a well-established diversified company manufacturing PVC films and sheetings, leather cloth, decorative and industrial laminates, paper and extrusion products. PVC products are the company's mainstay. These find application in a wide range of products -- air balloons, raincoats, panels, capsule blisters, furniture upholstery, tank fabrication lining, etc. In the blister films segment, the company has a dominant share. The company has an ongoing technical collaboration with Renolt Werke and Dekorplatenwerk, both of Germany, for PVC films and sheetings and for speciality decorative laminates respectively. The company embarked on an expansion-cum-modernisation programme in early 1993, funded by a rights issue, to increase its capacity from 6840 tpa to 15,240 tpa. It also manufactures, in technical collaboration with Danny Hudson, Taiwan, international-quality polypropylene sheets for stationery applications. The company has entered into a technical & financial collaboration with M/s Vereinigte Kunststoffwerke Gmbh (VKW). In 1999, the company received the Golden Status Certificate from the Ministry of Commerce, India, for continuous performance for last three terms (i.e. nine years) as Export House and the Best Export Performance Award for the year 1997-98 and 1998-99 (1st position) for Rigid PVC films from the Plastics Export Promotion council (PLEX CONCIL). During 2003-04, the Company decided to set up in-house facility for PVDC Coating on PVC Film at Nasik.