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Pact Group bringing forward new packaging, looking at acquisitions


July 15, 2014 11:07 am ET

Australian packaging company Pact Group Ltd.'s high density polyethylene milk bottle design is on its way to amassing a trophy cabinet full of awards.

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Australian firm adds flair to the trash bin


July 7, 2014 12:54 pm ET

An Australian company, Wheelie Designs Pty. Ltd., is on a quest to beautify the country's trash and recycling bins.

Plastic eating microbes found off Australian coast


June 20, 2014 10:06 am ET

Researchers have discovered the presence of plastic eating microbes in the waters around Australia that could help reduce harmful marine waste.

Essentra buys Australia’s Kelvindale in cash deal


May 12, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Essentra plc, the Milton Keynes, England-headquartered plastic packaging products group formerly known as Filtrona plc, has acquired Australian plastics processor Kelvindale Products Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed cash sum.

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Amcor buys Indonesian packaging firm Bella


May 7, 2014 8:43 am ET

Packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has entered into an agreement to buy an Indonesian flexible packaging business, Jakarta-based Bella Prima Packaging Ltd., for A$27 million (US$25.2 million).

Australia debating national bottle bill


March 7, 2014 11:49 am ET

An academic has attacked a push to implement a national container deposit scheme (CDS) in Australia, but the leader of a coalition of environmental groups says criticism of the proposal is wrong.

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Australian auto suppliers prepare for the end, look to diversify


February 25, 2014 2:40 pm ET

After 2017, the auto industry will come to a halt in Australia.

New CEO joins Australian industry body


December 20, 2013 9:02 am ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Australia’s Melbourne-based Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has a new CEO.

Aussie packaging manufacturer launches public offering


November 27, 2013 2:05 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Australian packaging company Pact Group Holdings Ltd. today lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for an initial public offering.

Fire pumps save plastics factory


November 11, 2013 1:32 pm ET

CAROLE PARK, AUSTRALIA — An investment of A$65,000 (US$60,000)in fire-fighting equipment is credited with saving a A$30 million plastics factory.

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