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Ferro acquires TherMark Holdings for $5.5 million


February 26, 2015 12:15 pm ET

Ferro Corp. said it acquired privately held TherMark Holdings Inc., a laser marking technology company, for $5.5 million in cash.

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Serbia puts Krušik-Plastika up for sale


February 26, 2015 11:39 am ET

The Serbian Privatization Agency has launched the privatization process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36 percent stake in the manufacturer.

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3i to sell specialty chemicals company Azelis to Apax Partners


February 26, 2015 11:36 am ET

Azelis Holding SA, the specialty chemicals distributor, is being sold by its private equity owners 3i Group plc to another private investment outfit, Apax Partners LP, for an undisclosed sum.

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Amut buys Dolci and Bielloni


February 25, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Amut SpA, the Novara, Italy-based maker of extruders, thermoforming machines and plastics recycling equipment, has acquired the Italian company that makes Dolci and Bielloni packaging equipment.

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Tekni-Plex buying Galazzi pharmaceutical film and tape units


February 25, 2015 3:13 pm ET

Italy's Tekni-Plex Europe NV, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Tekni-Plex Inc., has announced that its plan to acquire Gallazzi SpA's Italian-based pharmaceutical blister film and adhesive tape substrate film businesses has been approved by Italian...

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Strategy can help improve processor value, earnings


February 24, 2015 1:30 pm ET

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Taking the right steps now can allow plastics processors to increase the value of their companies when the time comes to sell the business.

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Pretium Packaging buying North Carolina-based Intertech


February 23, 2015 4:08 pm ET

Pretium Packaging LLC, a custom blow molder that makes rigid plastic containers and closures, has acquired Intertech Corp., a privately owned manufacturer of proprietary plastic bottles based in Greensboro, N.C.

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Armstrong World splitting into two companies


February 23, 2015 2:17 pm ET

Armstrong World Industries Inc. is splitting into two publicly traded companies with one concentrated on flooring and the other on ceilings and building products.

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Essentra buys Australia's Specialty Plastics


February 20, 2015 9:35 am ET

Plastic, fiber, foam and packaging specialist Essentra plc has completed the acquisition of Specialty Plastics, a distributor of protective plastic products based in Perth, Australia.

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Smithers Group has long recipe for success


February 19, 2015 1:57 pm ET

As a young boy, Michael Hochschwender remembers his father teaching him how to tie his shoes while he sat on a step in his dad’s office.

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