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Sonoco buys Germany's Weidenhammer, plans for thin-walled packaging growth


August 25, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co.'s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group GmbH of Germany includes plastic packaging technology that the company is targeting for growth in the United States.

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Private equity firm buys Berlin Packaging


August 25, 2014 11:36 am ET

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners plans to buy rigid packaging distributor Berlin Packaging LLC for $1.43 billion.

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Promens closing 2 German blow molding plants


August 22, 2014 9:54 am ET

Promens hf, the Icelandic packaging group, is planning to restructure its packaging operations in Germany with the closure of two blow molding plants next year.

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Report predicts growth for flexible packaging


August 21, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Flexible packaging in the United States grew last year and is expected to continue to grow this year, according to a new report by the Flexible Packaging Association.

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Cardia Bioplastics opening bag manufacturing plant in Brazil


August 19, 2014 9:31 am ET

Australia's Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. says the high demand for environmentally friendly bags has prompted it to set up a film and bag plant in São Paulo, Brazil, which is due to start production in September 2014.

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Mauser opening joint venture in Mexico


August 18, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Mauser USA is teaming with Servicios Ambeintales Internacionales to open a new intermediate bulk container joint venture in Mexico that will include reconditioning services.

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Sustainability report shows impact of lightweighting at Dr Pepper


August 15, 2014 12:50 pm ET

There's no period in Dr Pepper and now there's less and less resin in the PET bottles that the beverage maker produces.

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Film maker BPI cuts its own packaging use by a third


August 12, 2014 10:37 am ET

British film manufacturer BPI Polythene Industries plc has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

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Sidel customers targeted by web fraud


August 11, 2014 9:30 am ET

A number of Sidel Group customers, suppliers and key partners have recently been the target of Internet-based fraud attempts, said the global plastics packaging machinery company.

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Milliken finds uptake for clear PP


August 8, 2014 10:48 am ET

Milliken & Co., the Spartanburg, S.C.-based specialty chemical company first introduced its Ultra Clear PP additive in 2007. But it took last year's K show in Düsseldorf, Germany to show the market what it could do.

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