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EU moving closer to rules that will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent


April 17, 2014 10:54 am ET

European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the European Parliament April 16.

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Polyair rebuilds from Sandy with help from Process Control


April 16, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Hurricane Sandy gutted Polyair Inter Pack Inc.'s Carlstadt, N.J., plant more than a year ago, and Brian Clawson won't soon forget the devastation.

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction


April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly visible environmental problem” and that their over-consumption and littering need to be addressed.

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RKW buys Hyplast, folds into RKW Agri


April 15, 2014 11:13 am ET

RKW SE, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging group, has announced it has acquired Belgium's Hyplast NV.

Integra Plastics looking to expand again


April 11, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Integra Plastics Inc. is again looking for space and is planning to put up a new building near its current facility.

Former ExxonMobil BOPP equipment headed to auction


April 11, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Biaxially oriented polypropylene film equipment in Belleville, Ontario, formerly run by ExxonMobil Chemical Co. will be auctioned May 1.

Pregis adding converting line in Indiana for its protective film


April 10, 2014 1:33 pm ET

Pregis Corp. is planning what the company calls a “multimillion dollar investment” at its Plymouth, Ind., manufacturing site.

Taghleef buys Spanish BOPP film company


April 10, 2014 9:21 am ET

Taghleef Industries Group has agreed to buy Derprosa Film, based in Spain, which will add to Taghleef's growing capacity for production of biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film.

Petoskey Plastics expanding in Indiana


April 9, 2014 4:55 pm ET

Increasing demand for recycled-content products is fueling Petoskey Plastics Inc.'s push to continue growing.

RKW to enter the Chinese market


April 9, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Film and flexible packaging group RKW SE is planning to open its first business unit in China at the end of 2014, signalling its entry into the Chinese market.

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