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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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A. Schulman buys Australia's Compco, 10th acquisition in 4 years


September 2, 2014 11:13 am ET

UPDATED — Materials firm A. Schulman Inc.'s buying spree has reached double digits. The Fairlawn, Ohio-based company on Sept. 2 announced its 10th acquisition in four years, buying Australian compounder and concentrate maker Compco Pty. Ltd....

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Australia's Orora buys Texas packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics


September 2, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Australian packaging company Orora Ltd. has bought San Antonio, Texas-based plastic packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics Co.

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Poor plastic coating prompts cable recall


August 29, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has ordered a major recall of 2,485 miles of electrical cabling due to poor-quality plastic insulation coating.

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Polycarbonate training device help swimmers go for the gold


August 26, 2014 12:17 pm ET

A strange-looking Australian-designed polycarbonate swimming training device has helped an Aussie swimmer win gold at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Cardia Bioplastics opening bag manufacturing plant in Brazil


August 19, 2014 9:31 am ET

Australia's Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. says the high demand for environmentally friendly bags has prompted it to set up a film and bag plant in São Paulo, Brazil, which is due to start production in September 2014.

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Clariant to build new masterbatches plant in Australia


August 12, 2014 10:12 am ET

Swiss speciality chemicals company, Clariant International Ltd. is building a new masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney area.

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Pact buys trash bin manufacturer


August 11, 2014 12:05 pm ET

Pact Group Holdings Ltd. is buying the Australian and New Zealand operations of Sulo MGB (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., including its subsidiary Sulo (NZ) Ltd.

China PP recycler Novarise hits snag in plan for privatization


August 7, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Plans by Chinese polypropylene recycler Novarise Renewable Resources International Ltd. to take itself private have hit a snag, with a management-led buyout group missing an important July 31 funding deadline and independent shareholders now saying they may cancel the deal.

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Australian trade group battles non-compliant PVC pipe fittings


July 28, 2014 2:19 pm ET

An Australian plastics industry association is battling against imported, non-conforming PVC pipe fittings, but is stymied by a convoluted web of regulatory bodies.

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