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Brazil's São Paulo launches plastic bag restrictions, fines


April 9, 2015 12:11 pm ET

Brazil's mega-city of São Paulo initiated a ban on petroleum-based plastic grocery bags on April 5, following a multi-year dispute between plastic industry trade groups and city government.

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P&G joins film recycling group


April 8, 2015 12:53 pm ET

Procter & Gamble Co. is joining the American Chemistry Council's Flexible Film Recycling Group, a self-funded effort to help increase the recovery of flexible polyethylene film, wraps and bags.

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Arkansas recycler hits milestone


April 8, 2015 10:22 am ET

Delta Plastics of the South LLC has been recycling a lot of agricultural plastics for a lot of years.

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PTi makes it easier to add downstream treatment machinery


April 7, 2015 11:35 am ET

Sheet producers will find it easier to add downstream technology with the configurable roll stand introduced by Processing Technologies International LLC at NPE 2015, the company said.

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NY bag maker opening Texas plant


April 3, 2015 9:17 am ET

Film extruder and bag producer Aluf Plastics Inc. has opened a plant in Texas that stretches its geographic reach.

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Bloomer Plastics takes Optimum name


April 1, 2015 10:25 am ET

Optimum Plastics is the new name of two film companies that combined their businesses in October.

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Amcor buys Nampak Flexibles


March 31, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings Ltd.'s Nampak Flexibles division.

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Jinming's millennial leader pushes for international growth


March 31, 2015 1:12 pm ET

The 29-year-old new general manager of Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co. Ltd. combines a global vision and mindset, partly from his Western education, with a sense of responsibility as strong as his father, founder and chairman of the 28-year-old...

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Labtech sees growth from US, China


March 31, 2015 1:05 pm ET

Thai equipment manufacturer Labtech Engineering Co. has spent $5 million on an expansion that doubles its capacity, as it demonstrates what it says are the world's smallest chill and roll blown film lines.

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Sipospack to build new flexible packaging plant in Hungary


March 30, 2015 9:38 am ET

Hungarian flexible packaging producer Sipospack Kft. is investing nearly 3 million euros ($3.2 million) in an expansion at a new site at Sóskút in central Hungary to raise its production capacity.

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