Blow Molding


Aussie packaging giant's profit prompts share buyback

February 17, 2015 2:58 pm ET

Australian-based global packaging giant Amcor Ltd. will conduct a US$500 million share buyback after posting a healthy post-tax profit of US$321.3 million for the six months to Dec. 31.


Packaging giant RPC buying Dutch blow molder PET Power BV

February 16, 2015 10:52 am ET

Packaging giant RPC Group plc has continued its investment and growth in the PET sector through the acquisition of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands-based PET Power BV.


US plastics industry veteran joins Chinese machinery firm

February 13, 2015 2:24 pm ET

Guangzhou Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd.'s new CEO of Americas comes with more than 25 years of industry experience and has held senior executive positions with Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and Sidel Group.


India's Vectus wins equity investment

February 12, 2015 1:07 pm ET

Indian plastics processor Vectus Industries Ltd. is using $16.7 million in private equity investment to dramatically expand its manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for water infrastructure like tanks and pipes.


Stihl cuts through the competition

February 10, 2015 11:55 am ET

Stihl Inc., the U.S. operation of the big German outdoor power equipment company, has forged its own path by combining the best of American and German manufacturing.


Nissei ASB to spend $50 million for new India factory, eyes global tech centers

February 9, 2015 2:39 pm ET

Japanese blow molding equipment maker Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd. plans to spend $50 million on a new factory in India, to turn it into a larger export base and meet local demand.


Take a closer look at Stihl, other winning firms

February 6, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Take a video tour of the 2014 Processor of the Year winner Stihl Inc. along with video visits to other PN Excellence Award winners Evco Plastics Inc, Prism Plastics Inc. and Nicolet Plastics Inc.


Silgan narrowing down list of sites for new plastics plants

February 5, 2015 3:06 pm ET

Silgan Holdings Inc. is investing millions of dollars in a pair of new plastic container plants as part of the company's overall push to improve operations.


Bottled water poised to become top US drink category

February 3, 2015 3:00 pm ET

Bottled water experienced remarkable growth in 2014 and is predicted to have another strong year again in 2015 as the beverage continues a march toward becoming the nation's largest drink category.


Replenish bottle idea may be on leading edge of large-scale success

February 3, 2015 1:30 pm ET

The inventor of the Replenish bottle has spent the last seven years — including fulltime the last five years — working toward the success of the refillable plastic bottle system that he believes is on the cusp of large scale success.

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