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Protective packaging predicted to grow 6.1 percent annually


October 29, 2014 3:39 pm ET

Protective packaging looks to be a high-growth market in the coming years, according to a new study by Freedonia Group Inc.

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Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri


October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to eventually employ 50.

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Cosmetic packaging maker expands in China


October 28, 2014 3:32 pm ET

A $180 million expansion project by the Derjin Group of Taiwan has broken ground in China's Jiangsu province.

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Dow wants more collaborations


October 27, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co. is happy to see resins the company produces being stored in silos around the world, but working in a silo is a whole different matter altogether.

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Deal puts Convergence Packaging under Comar's umbrella


October 24, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Convergence Packaging Holdings LLC, itself a product of mergers, now is joining together with Comar LLC.

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Packaging specialist Amcor hits sustainability goals ahead of schedule


October 23, 2014 11:15 am ET

Global packaging company Amcor Ltd. has achieved its waste reduction goals two years ahead of schedule, according to the company's new sustainability report.

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Investment firm buys Ontario cap molder


October 23, 2014 2:01 pm ET

A company whose varied interests include food and refrigerated transportation businesses is now moving into plastic caps.

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Bemis reports record quarterly profit


October 23, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Bemis Company Inc. saw record per-share earnings from continuing operations during the third quarter, but charges associated with the divestiture of its pressure-sensitive materials business weighed down profits.

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Simple lightweighting in packaging, caps not so simple anymore


October 22, 2014 4:16 pm ET

The days of finding simple ways to remove additional weight — and costs — from plastic bottles are over, according to one expert.

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Unilever uses foaming in new bottle


October 22, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Foaming is a good alternative to thin-walling for reducing plastic use in consumer goods packaging, according to a Unilever plastics expert.

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