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Deal adds U.K. plant to DelStar


November 25, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM) is acquiring certain assets from the advanced wound management division of London-based Smith & Nephew plc.

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EU sets consumption goal of 40 plastic bags per person by 2025


November 24, 2014 9:27 am ET

Representatives of European Union member states hammered out a deal Nov. 21 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person per year by 2025.

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PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal


November 20, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said.

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New York City officials avoid taking a stand on plastic bag fee


November 20, 2014 11:28 am ET

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration claimed Nov. 19 to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on disposable shopping bags.

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NS Farrington 'on track' to recycle 1 ton of PE per month


November 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.

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GSE hires industry veteran Bob Preston as new CEO and president


November 19, 2014 11:24 am ET

Geosynthetic liner maker GSE Environmental Inc. has named a new CEO and president: Bob Preston, who left plastics machinery manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC on Nov. 18.

Russian industrial film maker converting to food packaging film


November 19, 2014 9:46 am ET

Tasma, an 80-year-old Russian producer of technical industrial films which supported the USSR war effort during World War II, has assumed a new role as an extruder of barrier food packaging film.

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Electronics, aerospace driving new Aptiv film production for Victrex


November 18, 2014 9:40 am ET

Victrex plc has launched production at its new $25 million manufacturing facility for high performance thermoplastic film Aptiv, with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne taking part in the opening celebration.

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Film manufacturers pushing, again, for non-resin price increases


November 17, 2014 2:57 pm ET

UPDATED — For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their products.For the third time this year, major polyethylene film makers are seeking non-resin price increases for their...

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Barex closure fast tracks barrier film alternatives


November 11, 2014 1:53 pm ET

UPDATED — Australian packaging company Amcor Ltd. is developing its own films that do not use Barex resin in the wake of an announcement its Barex supplier will close its Lima, Ohio factory early next year.

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