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Japanese purchase expands global reach for Australia's bio-based Plantic


April 15, 2015 11:37 am ET

Australian bio-based barrier film developer Plantic Technologies Ltd. has been sold to a Japanese barrier film manufacturer.

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Cardia-Stellar merger to proceed


April 9, 2015 2:53 pm ET

The merger of two Australian-based bioplastics companies will go ahead after shareholders of the listed entity voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal.

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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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Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'


March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).

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Digital printing launched as alternative in packaging


March 11, 2015 3:04 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Pact Group has installed and commissioned a new digital printing platform it claims will revolutionize plastic packaging's decorations in Australia and New Zealand.

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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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