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Delia to take over as CEO at Amcor


January 22, 2015 10:27 am ET

There will be a leadership change at the helm of Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. starting in July.

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Buick concept makes waves with plastic


January 21, 2015 2:25 pm ET

Buick's newly-debuted Avenir concept car includes a large polymer dash panel that's making waves — literally. The panel, glossy and smooth to the touch, is designed with a deep wave pattern carved into the back of the material. It has the...

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Patents the springboard for Aussie company to play on global stage


December 22, 2014 4:19 pm ET

Obtaining patents on its technology is helping an Australian manufacturer of compostable and biodegradable plastic resins becoming a leading player in the global environmentally sustainable packaging industry.

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Amcor buys Chinese flexible packaging plant


December 18, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Australian-based global packaging company Amcor Ltd. is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business for 211 million RMB (US$31.4 million).

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Onex buying packaging group SIG Combibloc


November 24, 2014 9:05 am ET

ex Corp. will buy SIG Combibloc Group, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of aseptic carton packaging and plastics closures from New Zealand's Rank Group in a deal announced Nov. 24.

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Gas industry sparks new product design


November 6, 2014 8:10 am ET

Australia's burgeoning coal seam gas industry has created a new opportunity for a Brisbane-based injection molder.

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Slowing the aging process in plastics


October 31, 2014 1:13 pm ET

Australian scientists have developed a new material that can strengthen porous plastics by slowing their aging process.

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Australia taking on microbeads, seeks voluntary phase out


October 2, 2014 12:41 pm ET

An Australian environment minister has declared war on polyethylene microbeads.

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Mountain biker turns to polyurethane skin to cover two-wheel investment


September 22, 2014 2:01 pm ET

An Australian mountain biker keen to protect an expensive new purchase is converting the two-wheel world to his polyurethane product.

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Study: 75 percent of Australia's ocean debris is plastic


September 18, 2014 7:48 pm ET

About 75 percent of the trash found in the waters off Australia's beaches is plastic, with most of that coming from local sources rather than sea-borne debris drifting in, according to a Sept. 15 study from scientists and the social investment arm...

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