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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.

Taghleef buys Spanish BOPP film company


April 10, 2014 9:21 am ET

Taghleef Industries Group has agreed to buy Derprosa Film, based in Spain, which will add to Taghleef's growing capacity for production of biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film.

RKW to enter the Chinese market


April 9, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Film and flexible packaging group RKW SE is planning to open its first business unit in China at the end of 2014, signalling its entry into the Chinese market.

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Fire adds to woes forcing Hedwin into Chapter 11, planned sale


April 9, 2014 3:41 pm ET

A generations-old industrial plastics packaging company, which has been owned by employees for the past decade, is under bankruptcy court protection as a sale to long-time associate is in the works.

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Capri Sun going clear to reassure buyers


April 9, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Capri Sun is embracing transparency — literally and figuratively.

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Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012


April 3, 2014 4:59 pm ET

New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, a hike of 56 percent since 2005, but just 1 percent over 2011, the trade group said.

Mauser increases share of its China JV


April 2, 2014 12:24 pm ET

Industrial packaging producer Mauser Group is increasing its share in its Shanghai joint venture from 32.5 percent to 50 percent.

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