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Malaysian packaging firm SCGM investing $3 million in new production


July 14, 2014 3:56 pm ET

Malaysian disposable packaging manufacturer SCGM Bhd is investing 10 million ringgits ($3.12 million) in a plastic cup manufacturing line.

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The pouch may bring some packaging competition to traditional wine bottles


June 30, 2014 4:53 pm ET

Eric Steigelman is trying to crack into the already crowded wine market with his passion for pouches and the Bonfire brand.

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Coca-Cola bottler brings preform molding in-house in France


June 24, 2014 11:01 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has started injection molding preforms for PET bottles — some of which have recycled PET content — at its facility in Grigny, France.

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CCC says acquisitions in recycling give all firms more growth opportunities


June 20, 2014 1:52 pm ET

Consolidated Container Co. emerged as the winner last week for both Envision and Ecoplast following an auction run by an investment banker hired by previous owners Massoud Rad and Parham Yedidsion.

Avantium raises funds to pursue commercial-scale PEF resin plant


June 6, 2014 1:42 pm ET

Bio-based materials and packaging firm Avantium has received $50 million in financing from a group that includes beverage giant Coca-Cola Co. and blow molder Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH.

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Coke creates China brand linking bottled water to clean water for schools


May 1, 2014 10:52 am ET

Coca-Cola Co. is launching a socially responsible bottled-water brand in China that will fund projects to bring clean drinking water to schoolchildren in rural China. It's Coke's first initiative of its kind in any market.

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Consortium targets Capri Sun in new push to emphasize recycling


April 30, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Capri Sun drink pouches are in the crosshairs of a brand new campaign by a consortium of environmental groups aiming to pressure companies to take responsibility for their packaging waste.

Casey Container signs stock deal to help launch future production


April 10, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Casey Container Corp. continues to try to build on its plan to offer biodegradable plastic containers, announcing that it has signed a $10 million stock purchase agreement with an investment group that wants to remain anonymous until the deal closes.

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Sidel sees potential for PET in Africa


April 8, 2014 8:24 am ET

Liquid packaging specialist, Sidel Group, is targeting Africa's beverage market — a territory that the company believes is ripe for growth.

Eldon James sees more growth in 2014


April 7, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Now settled in its new home, plastics processor Eldon James Co. forecasts sales growth of 40 percent during 2014, coming on top of a 20 percent climb a year ago following a consolidation.

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