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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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