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Bemis Co. reports flat quarterly sales and profit


April 24, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. feels no pressure to fill its vacant chief financial officer’s position, a slot that has now been vacant for months.

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts


April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.

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How CEO Santi is changing ITW


April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions


April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.12 million metric tons.

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point


April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens.

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Savvy customers follow raw material prices as closely as processors


April 21, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Savvy customers closely follow the prices of raw materials. The result: in the film and sheet segment of the plastics industry, even if processors could pass along every increase instantly, they would still face the challenge of low margins.

Spain's Cristian Lay Group buys two materials units of bankrupt LSB


April 17, 2014 11:11 am ET

Spanish industrial conglomerate Cristian Lay Group has purchased two of the bankrupt Spanish PET packaging group La Seda de Barcelona.

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British consumers still want their squeeze bottles when it comes to ketchup


April 16, 2014 10:02 am ET

Research commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's packaging group shows that when it comes to the nation's favorite tomato ketchup, 77 percent of consumers would rather squeeze it out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass...

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction


April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly visible environmental problem” and that their over-consumption and littering need to be addressed.

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.

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