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Essentra buying Clondalkin SPD healthcare packaging group


November 12, 2014 9:35 am ET

Essentra plc, the United Kingdom-based plastic packaging group, has announced that one of its subsidiaries has bought the Specialist Packaging Division (SPD) of the private equity-owned Clondalkin Group, a Netherlands-based packaging firm.

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Barex closure fast tracks barrier film alternatives


November 11, 2014 1:53 pm ET

UPDATED — Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. is developing its own films that do not use Barex resin in the wake of an announcement its Barex supplier will close its Lima, Ohio factory early next year.

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In-mold labeling growth leads to investments for StackTeck


November 11, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Mold-maker StackTeck Systems Ltd. is investing in new machining equipment and beefing up its pilot cell for in-mold labeling.

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Plastipak buys Spanish packaging firm


November 6, 2014 10:12 am ET

APPE, part of bankrupt Spanish PET group La Seda de Barcelona, has been acquired by U.S.-based Plastipak Packaging Inc. for 360 million euros ($447.7 million).

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Speaker: Blow molding demand for PP, HDPE should grow


November 6, 2014 9:32 am ET

U.S. blow molding demand for polypropylene and high density polyethylene should grow this year over the 2013 levels, Joel Morales, polyolefins director at IHS Chemical said at the SPE Blow Molding Conference.

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Hilex Poly creates banner name, Novolex


November 4, 2014 2:49 pm ET

Plastic sheet and bag giant Hilex Poly and its suite of companies is getting a fresh face under the banner name of Novolex.

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Plastics Capital buys Flexipol Packaging


November 4, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Plastics Capital plc, a British-based holding company that owns four plastics business, has announced it will buy Flexipol Packaging Ltd., a flexible packaging firm, for 10.64 million pounds ($16.9 million).

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Carolina Color learns lessons from failures


November 4, 2014 11:44 am ET

Embracing missteps helps journey to success, CEO says

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RPA looks to build its base


November 3, 2014 1:48 pm ET

For the past five years or so, the Reusable Packaging Association has been concentrating on getting its feet underneath itself. It's RPA President Jerry Welcome's job to help organize the Linden, Va.-based group and help put the association on the...

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Sonoco completes Weidenhammer buy


November 3, 2014 9:30 am ET

Sonoco Products Co. has finalized the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group in a $360 million deal.

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