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Merger to create major player in bioplastics film


December 1, 2014 5:09 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost A$30 million (US$25 million).

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Wipak opens flexible packaging factory in China


November 28, 2014 9:58 am ET

Wihuri Packaging Oy has opened a new flexible packaging plant in Changshu, China.

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Huhtamäki selling film division


November 26, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will acquire the film business of Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamäki Oyj for 141 million euros ($176.2 million) in a management buyout.

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Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa opens film plant in Spain


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Global packaging group Smurfit Kappa Group plc has responded to growing demand for its bag-in-box liquid container/dispensers by opening a new plant in Ibi in south eastern Spain.

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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.

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