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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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It's on! America's Cup "September showdown" under way


September 9, 2013 3:53 pm ET

Defender Oracle Team USA and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand are racing for the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay. Their so-called “September showdown” features two races daily and started Sept. 7.

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