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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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Firewire rides aerospace materials to new surfboard design


September 17, 2014 2:18 pm ET

Surfboard manufacturer Firewire Surfboards Ltd. has developed a new board design it says is more flexible than its predecessor designs.

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Tiny plastics swim in Australian waters


September 17, 2014 11:16 am ET

A University of Western Australia marine scientist has found the sea's surface in Australian waters is contaminated by more than 4,000 pieces of tiny plastic per square kilometer.

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Pact ponders purchase of Indonesian manufacturer


September 8, 2014 2:58 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Pact Group Holdings Ltd., Australia's largest rigid plastic packaging manufacturer, is conducting due diligence with a view to buying Indonesia's main rigid plastics manufacturer.

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