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Huhtamäki selling film division


November 26, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will acquire the film business of Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamäki Oyj for 141 million euros ($176.2 million) in a management buyout.

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Pan-European plastics recycling show scheduled for 2015


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Europe is to get its first pan-European exhibition and conference aimed at the region's plastics recycling industry next year.

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Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa opens film plant in Spain


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Global packaging group Smurfit Kappa Group plc has responded to growing demand for its bag-in-box liquid container/dispensers by opening a new plant in Ibi in south eastern Spain.

German plastics firms weigh options for Brazil


November 25, 2014 6:00 am ET

Brazil, the largest market in South America, has been a lure for foreign investors for many years, and in the past decade, it has enjoyed good economic growth. But members of Germany's plastics and rubber machinery association, VDMA, are questioning if the industry should be cautious.

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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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EU sets consumption goal of 40 plastic bags per person by 2025


November 24, 2014 9:27 am ET

Representatives of European Union member states hammered out a deal Nov. 21 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person per year by 2025.

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Ineos making its UK shale play


November 21, 2014 9:29 am ET

Chemical giant Ineos Group AG is planning to be the biggest player in the United Kingdom's shale gas industry.

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UK plastics firms target customers in Mexico and Central America


November 20, 2014 4:31 pm ET

The British Plastics Federation is stepping up its interest in Latin American markets, as evidenced by its debut appearance at the Plastimagen México 2014 trade show in Mexico City.

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PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal


November 20, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said.

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Total to buy majority stake in Polyblend


November 20, 2014 10:04 am ET

French oil and gas giant Total SA will buy a 68 percent stake in Germany's Polyblend GmbH, a subsidiary of Polymer-Chemie GmbH.

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