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Spain's ITC Packaging acquires Coveris rigids plant


July 31, 2014 9:59 am ET

International packaging group Coveris Holdings has sold its Spanish business Coveris Rigid Spain, including an injection molding plant, to the national rigid containers producer ITC Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

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New technology molds plastic with consumable liquid


July 31, 2014 9:40 am ET

A new blow molding and filling technology called LiquiForm has been announced that uses pressurized consumable liquid instead of compressed air to form plastic containers.

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DC banning PS foam containers


July 30, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law on July 29 a bill that will ban polystyrene foam food and drink containers from the District.

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UMass Lowell hosts collaborative research meeting for future projects


July 30, 2014 11:54 am ET

The University of Massachusetts at Lowell recently hosted a seminar, which was billed as a collaborative research meeting between Dow Chemical Co., the U.S. Army's packaging experts at its Natick Laboratories in Natick, Mass., and Gloucester...

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North American robot sales set record


July 30, 2014 4:46 pm ET

The North American robotics sector is off to its fastest start ever, shattering last year's first-half record, with a first-half 2014 of 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million, ordered from suppliers in the region, according to the Robotic Industries ...

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Tessy investing $10 million in new plant, infrastructure


July 30, 2014 4:57 pm ET

Tessy Plastics Corp. continues to buy factory buildings in upstate New York — acquiring a 112,000-square-foot former Honeywell building in Skaneateles, N.Y., near its Elbridge headquarters, to house its medical operations.

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Castle Harlan buys landscape erosion control firm Tensar


July 30, 2014 3:46 pm ET

Private equity group Castle Harlan inc. has acquired Atlanta-based Tensar Corp., with plans for the geosynthetic products maker and its subsidiaries to adhere to their core business of stabilizing civil infrastructure.

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Pressure is on to replace aging gas pipes


July 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Polyethylene is the plastic replacement material of choice for modernizing the natural gas distribution system — so much so some are concerned about resin and pipe shortages.

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Sainsbury, Schoeller Allibert to recycle food handling crates


July 30, 2014 1:37 pm ET

British retail group Sainsbury's has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert BV to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade container.

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Styrolution will open new production late 2014


July 30, 2014 12:54 pm ET

Germany-based styrenic materials group, Styrolution, has announced it is expanding its facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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