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Investments allow UK's Jayplas to keep recycling supply chain at home


December 17, 2014 9:32 am ET

Corby, England-based plastics recycler Jayplas has announced the completion of a new extrusion and printing plant, together with a new packaging division designed to build its nationwide recycling infrastructure.

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Ecolean expanding flexible packaging production in China


December 16, 2014 3:07 pm ET

Flexible packaging maker Ecolean AB is opening a new factory and warehouse in China to increase production.

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Mexican and Spanish plastics leaders seek business ties


December 15, 2014 6:00 am ET

MEXICO CITY — Spanish and Mexican plastics industrialists met in Mexico’s capital last week, aiming to increase business and technological cooperation between the two countries.

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Plastiblow, Italian blow molding machinery maker, entering U.S. market


December 5, 2014 1:01 pm ET

Italian blow molding machinery maker Plastiblow srl is launching North American sales.

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UK project takes aim at recycling flexible packaging, warns it will take time


December 5, 2014 11:19 am ET

A new United Kingdom project hopes to “significantly improve” the recyclability of flexible packaging and divert more of it away from landfill, although it anticipates it will take at least a decade to reach the point where this figure...

Plastics Europe slams French BPA study


December 4, 2014 8:46 am ET

Europe's plastics industry has dismissed as an “unrealistic simplification” a French government report into alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA), which is due to be banned in all food packaging across the country starting Jan. 1.

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CCL buys German label maker


December 3, 2014 12:11 pm ET

CCL Industries Inc. is acquiring German label maker Druckerei Nilles GmbH in a $17.3 million deal.

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German tooling and glass encapsulation firm sets up Michigan plant


December 2, 2014 12:20 pm ET

A German glass encapsulation technology firm has established an operation in Oxford, Mich.

Ukrainian crisis hitting home for suppliers elsewhere in Europe


December 2, 2014 9:45 am ET

German PVC stabilizer maker IKA has revealed that, due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the company's exports to the Ukrainian market are expected to fall by about 50 percent this year, and its sales in Russia are set to decrease by a further 30 percent.

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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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