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Amcor buys Chinese flexible packaging plant


December 18, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Australian-based global packaging company Amcor Ltd. is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business for 211 million RMB (US$31.4 million).

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Bayer launches PC sheet production in Guangzhou, China


December 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has started its new polycarbonate sheet production plant at its Guangzhou, China, site.

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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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Pent-up demand fueling extrusion machinery market


December 9, 2014 1:10 pm ET

These are good times for machinery companies that serve flexible packaging — big-dollar items like blown and cast film equipment, and sheet lines, that have long lead times and are still seeing pent-up demand from the Great Recession.

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Brazilian-owned buyer to reopen Ohio films plant


December 8, 2014 4:08 pm ET

UPDATED — The 70 workers at Dow Chemical Co.’s polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio, have received an early Christmas present — the plant will remain open under new ownership rather than close as previously announced.

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Clear Lam adds co-packaging capabilities


December 8, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Clear Lam Packaging Inc. is investing $2 million to create a co-packing facility and innovation center at the company's Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturing site.

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New owners of China’s Fuwei Films replace top executive


December 8, 2014 2:32 pm ET

Financially troubled Chinese PET film manufacturer Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co. Ltd. announced Dec. 3 that its longtime chairman and CEO has been replaced by an executive with ties to Fuwei’s new owners.

Imaflex buys rights to Advaseal mulch films


December 5, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Imaflex Inc. has expanded its tool kit of engineered agricultural films to include another product that aids in sustainable farming practices.

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Backers of vetoed Baltimore bag ban vow to bring it back


December 4, 2014 4:30 pm ET

Baltimore's latest attempt at changing the laws for single-use plastic bags has been thwarted yet again, this time at the last minute, by a veto from the mayor.

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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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