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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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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).

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