Film machinery supplier Xerium to upgrade two plants

January 16, 2015 9:23 am ET

Xerium Technologies Inc. will expand two plants to enhance its rolls products and mechanical services capabilities for the North American market.


Group hopes to spark EPS recycling

January 13, 2015 4:34 pm ET

A new grant program aimed at boosting expanded polystyrene foam recycling efforts and dispelling the assumption that foam is not recyclable is launching this spring.


Japan's JSP to build EPP plants in China, Thailand

January 12, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Japanese plastic foam manufacturer JSP Corp. is investing $15.2 million in factories in China and Thailand to make expanded polypropylene, to meet what it said is increased demand for light-weighting of cars and for the appliance and electronics...


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.

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