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Sipa buys Automa's PET bottle machinery business


November 28, 2014 10:02 am ET

Sipa SpA has acquired the injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment business of Automa SpA. No transaction price was disclosed in the announcement by Sipa which, like Automa, is based in Italy.

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Wipak opens flexible packaging factory in China


November 28, 2014 9:58 am ET

Wihuri Packaging Oy has opened a new flexible packaging plant in Changshu, China.

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Sluggish global economy won't stop US recovery


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

There has been a lot of negative economic news in recent weeks about some of America's largest trading partners. Japan's economy just registered its second consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth, which means that it is now officially in a...

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'Evolution, not revolution' on the horizon for A. Schulman


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bernard Rzepka's schedule for his first year as CEO of compounding leader A. Schulman Inc. does not include reinventing the wheel.

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Penn Color plans $10 million expansion


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Penn Color Inc. will break ground late next year on a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing site in Hatfield, Pa.

New liquid colorants for PET packaging released


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

PolyOne Corp. has launched a line of new liquid colorants for PET packaging in personal care and cosmetic products.

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Looking into plastics' crystal ball


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

Plastics News asked range of individuals with some potential for prognostication what they think the next 25 years will bring. And the experts talked about design, 3-D printing, growth in the market and reducing time-to-market.

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Resin market has consolidated as it matured


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

The classic quantity vs. quality debate has played out in the ranks of North American resin makers in the last 25 years.

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RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens


November 27, 2014 8:46 am ET

In a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints, RPC Group plc has signed a 399 million euro ($497 million) deal to buy Promens Group AS.

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Proposed green building standard delayed until late 2016


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Anyone not ready for a new green building standard — one that may include more favorable ratings for plastics — is getting something of a reprieve. The implementation of LEEDv4 is being pushed back by a year and a half, to Oct. 31, 2016.

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