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Optical disc molder OEM getting into micromolding with acquisition of CDA


August 29, 2014 11:24 am ET

Optical disc replicator and molder Optical Experts Manufacturing Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., has expanded its core business and entered new high technology markets by acquiring a German company

Polish injection molder Teknorubber up for sale


August 29, 2014 9:14 am ET

Polish plastic parts maker Teknorubber has been put up for sale following its insolvency filing in March 2014. The company is to be auctioned through a tender.

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Bag usage drops 71% in Northern Ireland


August 28, 2014 10:41 am ET

A shopping bag fee in Northern Ireland has resulted in a 71.8 percent reduction in bag numbers in its first year of operation.

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Romania's biggest PVC processor adding capacity, product lines


August 26, 2014 10:07 am ET

Romanian plastics manufacturer Teraplast SA has unveiled plans to invest 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) this year to expand its output capacity and launch new products.

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Sonoco buys Germany's Weidenhammer, plans for thin-walled packaging growth


August 25, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co.'s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group GmbH of Germany includes plastic packaging technology that the company is targeting for growth in the United States.

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Deceuninck buys PVC window maker Pimas, adds capacity in Turkey, Russia


August 25, 2014 2:26 pm ET

European building products manufacturer Deceuninck Group has acquired 81.2 percent of Pimas Plastik Insaat Malzemeleri AS, the leading PVC window profile producer in Turkey, for about 57.7 million Turkish lira ($26.5 million).

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Coveris makes another flexible packaging buy


August 22, 2014 9:34 am ET

Coveris Holdings is continuing its rapid acquisition pace, this time picking up flexible print specialist Learoyd Packaging (Holdings) Ltd. to boost its European offerings.

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Promens closing 2 German blow molding plants


August 22, 2014 9:54 am ET

Promens hf, the Icelandic packaging group, is planning to restructure its packaging operations in Germany with the closure of two blow molding plants next year.

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German injection molders Metz-Werke and Inotech to collaborate


August 21, 2014 11:47 am ET

German injection molding companies Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG and Inotech Kunststofftechnik GmbH have announced that they have joined forces to bring their clients a larger range of services.

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VDMA clarifies Tokyo statement about China


August 21, 2014 2:57 pm ET

Some remarks that VDMA President Reinhold Festge made at a recent press conference in Tokyo turned into sensational headlines in China.

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