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Barington may force a vote for Omnova board at annual meeting


January 28, 2015 3:52 pm ET

It looks like the battle between Omnova Solutions and an activist investor is heading to a vote.

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African equity fund invests in Kenya's General Plastics


January 28, 2015 4:24 pm ET

An African investment fund specializing in agriculture has invested in Kenyan packaging firm General Plastics Ltd. to provide funds to expand in the region, the companies announced Jan. 28.

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PolyOne sees sales, earnings per share climb, profit decline


January 28, 2015 3:00 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. posted record adjusted earnings per share in 2014, even as the firm's sales saw modest growth and its overall profit declined.

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China XD to catch up on Sichuan project


January 28, 2015 2:41 pm ET

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CXDC) has been working on its fourth production base in Nanchong, Sichuan province since 2013.

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Plastics help Volt hit new target


January 28, 2015 1:54 pm ET

The 2016 Volt, unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, features a sportier exterior design — GM calls it “muscular” — and an emphasis on aerodynamics. Notably, the new design also...

M&A deals in packaging hit record


January 28, 2015 1:49 pm ET

It's good to be in packaging these days. More precisely, it's good to be in packaging and decide to sell or merge.

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Sika opens negotiations to acquire Axson Technologies


January 28, 2015 12:17 pm ET

Specialty chemicals maker Sika AG has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson SAS management and shareholders to acquire its epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulator business Axson Technologies.

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Piovan buys majority stake in Italy's Penta


January 28, 2015 12:04 pm ET

Italian auxiliary equipment company Piovan SpA has acquired a majority stake in the Italian materials handling company Penta srl, based in Poggio Renatico, Ferrara, Italy.

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FPI joins curbside recycling group


January 28, 2015 11:47 am ET

Foodservice Packaging Institute is joining the board of the Curbside Value Partnership, a non-profit group that works to improve curbside recycling in the United States.

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Agricultural container recycling grows


January 28, 2015 11:42 am ET

Plastic pestitcide container recycling shot up by nearly 40 percent last year, according to new statistics from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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