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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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Austen named CEO of Bemis Co. Inc.


August 7, 2014 5:18 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. has a new leader, and he's a familiar face. William Austen becomes both CEO and president of the Neenah, Wis.-based packaging and pressure-sensitive materials company effective immediately, the company said.

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P&G will merge or divest more than half of its brands


August 4, 2014 2:24 pm ET

Procter & Gamble Co. plans to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as it restructures to focus on its top 70 to 80 brands, Chairman-CEO A.G. Lafley said on the company's earnings conference call today.

PSB Industries acquires plastic closures specialist


July 31, 2014 3:47 pm ET

French packaging manufacturer PSB Industries has signed an agreement to acquire C+N Packaging Inc., which specializes in plastic closures for fragrance, cosmetics and other consumer packaging.

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