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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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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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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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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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Comar merging with Convergence Packaging


October 21, 2014 5:07 pm ET

A couple of plastic packaging companies owned by private investment firm Graham Partners are merging into a single entity.

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PolyOne denies report it's bidding for Klöckner Pentaplast


October 16, 2014 11:44 am ET

UPDATED — Compounding leader PolyOne Corp. is denying a report that it bid as much as $2 billion for film and sheet major Klöckner Pentaplast Group.

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New Amcor, Method project taking sustainability to a platinum level


October 16, 2014 11:28 am ET

Amcor Rigid Plastics will have a bottle production operation within a factory which is aiming to be the world's first LEED platinum certified manufacturing facility in its industry.

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Peiyu looks at Vietnam expansion


October 15, 2014 11:21 am ET

Taiwanese packaging firm Peiyu Plastics Corp. is making a big bet on Vietnam, with plans to significantly upgrade its factory there to tap local markets and use it as a base to get around Taiwan's relative political isolation in world trade deals.

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