Industry making a new push to recycle plastic caps

September 18, 2013 1:19 pm ET

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. — Consumers, for years, were told to take the caps off their plastic bottles before recycling. While that made sense back in the day, that approach also led to countless plastic caps finding their way into landfills and the...

U.S. plastics caps & closures market to reach $10.4 billion by 2016

September 18, 2013 12:28 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — The U.S. market for plastic caps and closures will post above-average sales increases through 2016 based on the increased use of plastic containers and the expanded use of plastic closures on other container types, according to a new data report.

Prime Plastics hires firm to sort out future

September 6, 2013 2:10 pm ET

WASHINGTON, PA. — Prime Plastics Inc. recently hired Equity Partners CRB LLC to seek an investor, a joint venture partner, a source of refinancing or a buyer for the Washington-based blow molder.

Global Closure Systems expands in the Philippines

September 5, 2013 12:40 pm ET

Closure maker Global Closure Systems is continuing to increase its global footprint by expanding its plant in Manila, the Philippines, by 20 percent.

Silgan buying Portola for $266 million

August 13, 2013 5:52 pm ET

Portola Packaging Inc. — a closure molder that has jettisoned operations to focus on its compression molded, tamper-evident cap business — will soon have a new owner.

Alpla to build sixth facility in India

August 12, 2013 9:30 am ET

MUMBAI – Alpla India Pvt. Ltd. plans to add a sixth plant in India, to make PET preforms, caps and closures.

Bericap India to hike capacity in 2014

August 12, 2013 9:28 am ET

MUMBAI – Caps and closure maker Bericap GmbH & Co. KG is making new investments in machines and molds in India in 2014.

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