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After a decade of trying, California poised to ban plastic bags


September 5, 2014 2:19 pm ET

Even with California on the brink of becoming the first in the United States to enact a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags, arguing over the bill continues.

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Guangzhou molder creates new products for niche markets


September 5, 2014 1:24 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Guangzhou Talents Foamer Pump Co. provides an object lesson on how small commodity manufacturer can make a mark in an ever-competitive international market.

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Report: investment firms interested in Klöckner


September 5, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Three investment firms are considering making an offer for plastic film maker Klöckner Pentaplast Group, according to a Bloomberg news report.

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Rank Group moves forward with plans to sell CSI


September 5, 2014 12:22 pm ET

A proposed sale of Closure Systems International Inc. is looking more likely.

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American Excelsior opens West Chicago plant, expands in Texas


September 5, 2014 12:18 pm ET

American Excelsior Co., a foam fabricator and molder, has moved into a new location in Illinois and expanded a branch in Arlington, Texas.

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JV aimed at pharmaceutical and medical device packaging


September 4, 2014 12:10 pm ET

Mocon Inc. and Life Packaging Technology LLC have formed a joint venture aimed at improving time-to-market for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging.

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German drum maker opens facility in Indonesia


September 4, 2014 11:52 am ET

Selters, Germany-based Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA, a plastic and steel transport packaging manufacturer, has announced the opening of its production facility in Indonesia.

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Australia's Orora buys Texas packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics


September 2, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Australian packaging company Orora Ltd. has bought San Antonio, Texas-based plastic packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics Co.

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EcoCortec develops marine degradeable film to help reduce debris


September 2, 2014 9:55 am ET

Croatian specialist packaging producer EcoCortec has developed marine biodegradable film products designed to combat the scourge of plastics packaging waste polluting the world's oceans.

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Tighter resin prices leading to price hike for PE film


August 29, 2014 11:13 am ET

One of North America's largest film makers is pushing through a polyethylene price increase due, in part, to the tight resin market.

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