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How CEO Santi is changing ITW


April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.

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Pregis Corp. to get new owner


April 22, 2014 11:44 am ET

The private equity owner of Pregis Corp. is selling off its North American operations for an undisclosed sum.

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions


April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.12 million metric tons.

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Savvy customers follow raw material prices as closely as processors


April 21, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Savvy customers closely follow the prices of raw materials. The result: in the film and sheet segment of the plastics industry, even if processors could pass along every increase instantly, they would still face the challenge of low margins.

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.

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