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Illinois film extruder adding second line


July 8, 2014 11:13 am ET

Polyethylene blown film producer Elite Extrusion Technology Inc. is installing its second line and targets an Aug. 1 startup.

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Transilwrap purchases film maker MetPro


July 3, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Specialty films converter Transilwrap Co. Inc. has expanded globally by purchasing MetPro Group, which makes protective packaging products that prevent moisture and corrosion on everything from plastic and paper to steel and aluminum.

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Coveris expanding flexible packaging production in Germany


July 2, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Packaging group Coveris Holdings is growing the flexible packaging capacity significantly at its Neuwied site in Germany in the areas of lamination and pouches.

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France's Albéa opens $14 million cosmetics packaging plant in Suzhou


July 1, 2014 11:23 am ET

French packaging giant Albéa Group today announced the opening of its new plant in Suzhou, boosting its presence in China.

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MonoSol expanding water-soluble films production in Indiana


June 30, 2014 1:16 pm ET

MonoSol LLC has chosen Portage, Ind., for its next water-soluble films expansion project.

B2B Industrial Packaging still on the hunt for acquisitions


June 26, 2014 2:25 pm ET

An industrial packaging company says it isn't done growing through acquisitions.

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Germany's RKW sees Asia as its 'next big growth'


June 24, 2014 11:42 am ET

SHANGHAI — Most of the capacity growth for large German plastic film manufacturer RKW since 2010 has come from a push into global markets, particularly in North America and North Africa. Now, with its first Chinese plant opening by the end of...

UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recyling


June 24, 2014 10:05 am ET

A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.

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Material Insights: Remembering plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek


June 23, 2014 2:27 pm ET

PP prices drop again, Dow gets involved in bringing more flexible packaging into the reuse and recycling stream and we remember plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, on this week's Materials Insights.

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DAK Americas focusing on PET growth and recycling in Argentina


June 18, 2014 3:53 pm ET

DAK Americas expects to introduce local production of its heat-set Laser+HS PET resin for hot-fill applications with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. in the third quarter of this year, a product long available in the United States but under review by...

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