Evertis starts PET film line in Portugal

April 9, 2015 1:20 pm ET

Evertis Ibérica SA is starting up a new polyester film extrusion line and adding 10,000 metric tons of annual capacity in the process.


German plastics group adds to growing criticism of resin supplies in Europe

April 9, 2015 9:50 am ET

The German trade association for plastics packaging converters has added its voice to the growing criticism of polymer suppliers declaring force majeure on supplies.


Injection molder Sussex IM adds space, people in $1 million expansion

April 7, 2015 1:48 pm ET

Sussex IM has expanded its facility by 12,000 square feet and added 12 percent to its staff as part of a project valued at more than $1 million.


Fight is bigger than just plastic bags

April 7, 2015 11:44 am ET

The American Progressive Bag Alliance is highlighting its commitments to encouraging innovation promoting environmental progress and protecting the plastic industry at NPE 2015.


Coveris posts increased sales in 2014

April 7, 2015 9:36 am ET

Chicago-based packaging group Coveris Holdings saw its sales rise slightly in 2014, reporting net sales of $2.8 billion compared to $2.79 billion in 2013.


NY bag maker opening Texas plant

April 3, 2015 9:17 am ET

Film extruder and bag producer Aluf Plastics Inc. has opened a plant in Texas that stretches its geographic reach.

Rising material prices in UK prompt association warning

April 2, 2015 10:07 am ET

The chairman of the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has issued an industry-wide warning for the United Kingdom on the effect sharply rising polymer prices is having on the industry.


Plastipak finalizing deal to buy European packaging business APPE

April 2, 2015 9:30 am ET

Plastipak Packaging Inc., a subsidiary of Plymouth, Mich.-based plastic containers maker Plastipak Holdings Inc., expects to close this summer on a $300 million-plus deal to buy APPE Packaging from the liquidating La Seda de Barcelona SA in Spain.


Amcor buys Nampak Flexibles

March 31, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings Ltd.'s Nampak Flexibles division.


Dow Chemical sees potential for PE growth in packaging

March 30, 2015 1:17 pm ET

The packaging market continues to provide growth for the polyethylene business of Dow Chemical Co. — which is a good thing, since the firm will bring on more than 2 billion pounds of new PE and specialty plastics capacity in 2017.

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