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Applied Material Solutions makes two acquisitions

Applied Material Solutions Inc. is building its antifoaming and defoaming products portfolio, acquiring two companies this year and planning for a bigger plant next year.

Flexible packaging company picks new name: ProAmpac

When the owners of Prolamina Corp. acquired Ampac Holdings LLC this summer, they signaled a new name for the combined flexible packaging company would emerge in time.

DuPont consolidating plastics operations into a single business unit

DuPont Co. is consolidating two of its plastics-related units into a single business. As of Jan. 1, DuPont’s Performance Polymers unit will merge with Packaging & Industrial Polymers.

Amcor aims to reduce design time

Pittsburgh — Designing blow molded containers no longer has to be a months-long process, with iterations bouncing back and forth between decision makers, before a final version is hammered out.

Website points to Maag, Reduction Engineering deal

A deal could be brewing between Maag Pump Systems AG and Reduction Engineering Scheer Inc.

Polymer Technology & Services seeks a European base

Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials firm Polymer Technology & Services LLC is looking for a place to stay in Europe.

Intertape Polymer buying TaraTape for $11 million

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is acquiring RJM Manufacturing Inc., a maker of filament and pressure sensitive tapes, in an $11 million deal.

RTP compounds to stand up to medical disinfectants

Friedrichshafen, Germany — Disinfectants and plastics often are a bad match. RTP Co. hopes to changes that with its RTP 2000 HC compounds.

Firm claims invention of clay-based biodegradable plastic

A Chinese company claims it has invented a biodegradable plastic that's made with bentonite clay.

Borouge shuts Hong Kong office to 'maintain competitiveness'

Polyolefins supplier Borouge is closing its Hong Kong office, which the company said was needed to maintain its competitiveness in the region.

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