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RKW buys Hyplast, folds into RKW Agri


April 15, 2014 11:13 am ET

RKW SE, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging group, has announced it has acquired Belgium's Hyplast NV.

JSW looks to improve equipment servicing in Europe through contract


April 15, 2014 11:09 am ET

Tokyo-based manufacturer of extruding machinery Japan Steel Works (JSW) has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to help it improve servicing on its extrusion equipment in Europe.

Polypipe shares rise on opening day of IPO


April 15, 2014 11:06 am ET

Polypipe Group plc saw its share prices rise during its first day of public trading on the London Stock Exchange, rising from 245 pence ($4.10) to 250 pence ($4.18.)

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US equipment firm buys Negri Bossi


April 14, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Sacmi Group's offerings are getting a U.S. identity. Sacmi has sold its plastics division to Kingsbury Corp., a machinery firm based in Rush, N.Y., for undisclosed terms.

Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works


April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic bottles within three years. But that's only if recycling rates improve in communities served by the company.

Fallmann named president of Consolidated Container


April 14, 2014 3:27 pm ET

Sean Fallmann, described by Consolidated Container Co. as “a seasoned packaging executive,” takes over as president and CEO of the blow molded plastic packaging company April 28.

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain go green with new North American HQ


April 14, 2014 1:24 pm ET

Renovation work is ready to begin on a LEED-certified headquarters for building materials maker Saint-Gobain and its subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., which will be moving from their current base in Valley Forge, Pa., nearby to the former HQ for Aegon Group in Malvern, Pa.

Chinese plastic pipe production grows 10 percent


April 14, 2014 1:21 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — China’s plastic pipe production grew 10 percent last year, to 12.1 million metric tons, fueled by increasing urbanization, expansion of rural drinking water systems and government spending on infrastructure, according to statistics from a Chinese pipe industry group.

Mexico reports rising auto production


April 14, 2014 1:18 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s automotive industry assembled an unprecedented 774,731 light vehicles in the first quarter, 6.5 percent up on the 727,571 produced in the first three months of 2013, according to industry association AMIA.

Pepsi adds recycling bins in Oklahoma


April 14, 2014 12:45 pm ET

PepsiCo Inc. is beefing up recycling efforts in Tulsa, Okla., through the placement of more than 120 recycling bins at nearly 30 locations.

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