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EPA halts sales of plastic food containers with nanosilver content


April 4, 2014 1:15 pm ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a New Jersey company to stop selling its plastic food storage containers because they contain nanosilver, an unregistered pesticide.

New bulk container blow molder planning US plants


March 25, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Composite intermediate bulk container maker MaschioPack North America LLC expects to build its first American facility this year and has big plans to expand quickly throughout the United States.

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Boots recalls experience, innovations


November 19, 2013 1:24 pm ET

ATLANTA — Ira Boots, who became chairman of U.S.-based machinery manufacturer Milacron LLC last year, after building Berry Plastics Corp. into a $4 billion packaging giant, said a well-thought-out strategy and an aggressive playbook are more...

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SPE blow molders give first parts awards


November 19, 2013 12:16 pm ET

ATLANTA — Two examples of packaging innovations won awards at the first-ever parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

Engel, Plastisud end 'exclusivity' in their China caps JV


November 7, 2013 3:16 pm ET

German injection machine maker Engel Holdings GmbH and French mold maker Plastisud SA have ended their exclusive joint venture in the Chinese market for water and soft drink caps, saying that while they still plan to work together they are now both free to find other potential partners.

EPA fines Pretium Packaging


October 31, 2013 5:11 pm ET

Pretium Packaging LLC has agreed to pay more than $75,000 to settle alleged violations at two plastic bottle manufacturing facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.

Caps, closures attractive as M&A target


October 30, 2013 1:46 pm ET

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. — When it comes to plastics caps and closures, interest in mergers and acquisitions continues at a strong pace.

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Burt's Bees adds caps to sustainability push


October 11, 2013 1:49 pm ET

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. — Robert Combs spends his workdays trying to figure out how Burt's Bees Inc. can become more sustainable.

US PET recycling rate tops 30 percent


October 9, 2013 8:06 pm ET

New York’s bottle deposit law and an increase of collections in California helped drive up the U.S. gross recycling rates of PET bottles to 30.8 percent, according to a new report from the National Association for PET Container Resources.

Injection molder Rosti expands China facility


October 8, 2013 1:50 pm ET

Swedish injection molding company Rosti Group is expanding its Suzhou, China, facility in part to handle more business for the domestic China market, after shifting some work from China to its new plant in Malaysia.

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