German packaging firms have 'cautious confidence' for the start of 2015

January 9, 2015 10:18 am ET

The German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films is expressing “cautious confidence” for the first quarter of 2015.


New York City to ban most EPS

January 8, 2015 3:28 pm ET

In a blistering condemnation of expanded polystyrene, New York City is finally outlawing many products made from the controversial material.


Woodruff adds capabilities to tackle 'aggressive growth program'

January 8, 2015 4:44 pm ET

Doug Borgsdorf has good reason to be excited these days as he is marshaling corrugated plastic packaging maker Woodruff Corp. through an expansion plan that's aimed at doubling sales in 18 months.


EPA levies penalty on Houston plastics firm

January 8, 2015 2:09 pm ET

A Houston-based plastics company has agreed to pay $59,000 penalty as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over alleged Clean Air Act and emergency preparedness violations at five facilities.


Poligal starts work on Polish BOPP plant

January 8, 2015 9:46 am ET

Spanish plastics film extruder Poligal SA has started construction on its 30 million euro ($35.3 million) biaxially oriented polypropylene extrusion line at a new plant in Poland.


Wrap-Tite finds a way forward

January 6, 2015 1:45 pm ET

In early 2014, an Ohio packaging firm was facing the loss of $500,000 from a fraud it encountered when ordering machinery from a Chinese supplier, but was hopeful it could recover the funds.


Report: Flexible packaging to grow in Europe, demand for BOPP to recover

January 6, 2015 10:06 am ET

Germany-based research group Ceresana has produced a study showing that it expects the European market for flexible packaging to reach a volume of around 19.2 million metric tons by 2021.


Deep understanding of the regulatory process helps Comar succeed

January 5, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Patience and a deep understanding of the regulatory process are important attributes for Comar LLC, CEO Michael Ruggieri believes.


Essel Propack adds fifth plant in China, expands in Egypt

January 5, 2015 4:47 pm ET

Plastics packaging manufacturer Essel Propack Ltd. has launched a new plant in Suzhou in East China.


Solvay completes purchase of Ryton PPS

January 5, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. started the new year by finalizing the sale of its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide business to Solvay SA.

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