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Flextronics launches global injection molding, tooling unit


March 26, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. (Booth S34125) is officially launching Precision Plastics, a global injection tooling and manufacturing unit, as a part of its High Reliability Solutions business segment.

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Kautex showing off an extrusion blow molding machine at NPE


March 25, 2015 6:00 am ET

After 80 years in business, Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH officials know good old-fashioned word of mouth is often the best way to reach more customers.

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Fabri-Kal to expand its sustainable packaging with new Idaho plant


March 20, 2015 2:03 pm ET

Thermoformed packaging company Fabri-Kal Corp. plans to tap into Idaho's farming community to expand its sustainable packaging program.

Silgan picks Hazelwood, Mo., for plant


March 20, 2015 11:32 am ET

Silgan Plastics has reportedly selected the location of its second new plastics container plant.

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Advances in barrier injection molding highlighted at NPE


March 17, 2015 10:39 am ET

It's a Holy Grail of plastics: Clear, coinjection molded containers to replace metal cans, the common “tin can” produced by the billions each year.

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Berry, Klöckner Pentaplast form marketing alliance


March 13, 2015 11:06 am ET

Rigid plastic film and packaging maker Klöckner Pentaplast Group is teaming up with Berry Plastics Group Inc. in what is being called a marketing alliance to provide form-fill-seal packaging.

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UK packaging and films group slams pending bag tax


March 12, 2015 9:49 am ET

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has slammed bag tax legislation due to come into force in England Oct. 5, saying it is incomplete on the issue of exemptions and ill-advised on biodegradable bags.

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Digital printing launched as alternative in packaging


March 11, 2015 3:04 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Pact Group has installed and commissioned a new digital printing platform it claims will revolutionize plastic packaging's decorations in Australia and New Zealand.

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China's plastics industry protests TV show for calling PET bottle carcinogenic


March 11, 2015 1:03 pm ET

The China Plastics Processing Industry Association has lodged a complaint over a TV show that called PET bottles carcinogenic, but the producers refuse to apologize.

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Packaging leads the way for M&As


March 6, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Packaging has outperformed the field for mergers and acquisitions for an extended period of time, an Ernst & Young official said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

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