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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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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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