Coke making progress with plant-based PET

February 20, 2015 2:12 pm ET

ATLANTA — With 1.9 billion servings per day, Coca-Cola Co. relies on a number of ways to deliver beverages around the world: fountain dispensers, glass and metal, for sure. But there is no material that the company calls on more than PET.


Essentra buys Australia's Specialty Plastics

February 20, 2015 9:35 am ET

Plastic, fiber, foam and packaging specialist Essentra plc has completed the acquisition of Specialty Plastics, a distributor of protective plastic products based in Perth, Australia.


Grants offered for foam package recycling

February 19, 2015 2:39 pm ET

A new grant program is being launched to help fund foam recycling infrastructure.


Plastics firms honored for work in product development, manufacturing

February 17, 2015 4:09 pm ET

Sealpac USA LLC, Dow Chemical Co.'s automotive systems group, Piper Plastics Inc. and Igus Inc. were honored for their efforts in the development new products by the UBM Canon trade magazine Design News and its 2015 Golden Mousetrap awards.


Aussie packaging giant's profit prompts share buyback

February 17, 2015 2:58 pm ET

Australian-based global packaging giant Amcor Ltd. will conduct a US$500 million share buyback after posting a healthy post-tax profit of US$321.3 million for the six months to Dec. 31.


US plastic film demand by industry

February 17, 2015 8:45 am ET

US plastic film demand by industry


Packaging giant RPC buying Dutch blow molder PET Power BV

February 16, 2015 10:52 am ET

Packaging giant RPC Group plc has continued its investment and growth in the PET sector through the acquisition of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands-based PET Power BV.


Nissei ASB to spend $50 million for new India factory, eyes global tech centers

February 9, 2015 2:39 pm ET

Japanese blow molding equipment maker Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd. plans to spend $50 million on a new factory in India, to turn it into a larger export base and meet local demand.


Sanner of America moves to Kentucky

February 5, 2015 3:23 pm ET

Sanner of America Inc. is relocating its U.S. offices from Marlton, N.J., to Hebron, Ky., a decision that could lead to “production capacities.”


Silgan narrowing down list of sites for new plastics plants

February 5, 2015 3:06 pm ET

Silgan Holdings Inc. is investing millions of dollars in a pair of new plastic container plants as part of the company's overall push to improve operations.

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