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Esterform buys Constar UK, doubles PET preform capacity


January 23, 2015 10:07 am ET

Constar UK, once part of global packaging firm Constar International Holdings LLC, has a new owner.

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Synthetic cork maker seals new ownership deal with founder, private equity


January 9, 2015 2:56 pm ET

The world's largest maker of synthetic corks, Nomacorc LLC, is getting a new ownership group that includes the founder and chairman of the business.

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CCL Label investing $30 million in South Carolina plant


December 23, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Toronto-based CCL Industries Inc. is investing $30 million to expand one of its CCL Label manufacturing plants, in Clinton, S.C.

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PepsiCo's Drinkfinity combines plastic flavor pods with reusable bottle


December 23, 2014 9:55 am ET

PepsiCo Inc. is trying out a fruit-flavored water brand called Drinkfinity, developed in Brazil and initially only available in that country, which combines a reusable plastic bottle with smaller flavor pods.

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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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Uni Cap to build cap molding plant in Jordan


November 25, 2014 12:57 pm ET

The Persian Gulf's largest molder of caps and closures is investing $10 million in a new factory near Amman, Jordan, as part of an effort to boost its capacity 50 percent and tap local growth in soft drinks and bottled water.

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PET brought the water bottle revolution


November 24, 2014 6:00 am ET

The single-serve plastic water bottle is ubiquitous in today's culture. But that hasn't always been the case. Not by a long shot.

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Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership


November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a package deal.

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Mass. bottle bill expansion defeated


November 4, 2014 9:48 pm ET

Voters across Massachusetts on Tuesday decided their state's deposit program will not be expanded to include water bottles and other noncarbonated beverages.

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Coca-Cola closing its recycling division


October 30, 2014 3:50 pm ET

Beverage giant says it wants to work with suppliers

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