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Petoskey Plastics using grant to expand recycling operations


December 10, 2014 2:07 pm ET

The company will use the $175,000 grant to help purchase additional sorting equipment at its facility in Indiana.

Plastics Europe slams French BPA study


December 4, 2014 8:46 am ET

Europe's plastics industry has dismissed as an “unrealistic simplification” a French government report into alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA), which is due to be banned in all food packaging across the country starting Jan. 1.

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Commercial Plastics buys Xten Industries


November 14, 2014 6:21 pm ET

UPDATED — Mundelein, Ill.-based Commercial Plastics Co. has purchased the assets of Xten Industries LLC, a Kenosha, Wis.-based custom injection molder.

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Vanee Foods adding hot-fill line


September 15, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Vanee Foods Co. expects to have a new hot-fill bottling line operational at its Broadview, Ill., facility by the end of this month.

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Coveris makes another flexible packaging buy


August 22, 2014 9:34 am ET

Coveris Holdings is continuing its rapid acquisition pace, this time picking up flexible print specialist Learoyd Packaging (Holdings) Ltd. to boost its European offerings.

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Faerch Plast doubling capacity in UK


August 20, 2014 9:42 am ET

R. Faerch Plast A/S, one of Europe’s leading producers of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the United Kingdom by early 2015 following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and ...

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ViskoTeepak buys remaining stake in meat packaging supplier Vista


July 7, 2014 3:33 pm ET

ViskoTeepak’s acquisition of Vista International Packaging LLC, in one sense, was more than four decades in the making.

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Dow pushes new waste reduction initiatives with 100 percent PE pouch


June 27, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is introducing a handful of new products and initiatives in Argentina this year aimed at recycling and waste reduction, including a standup pouch for liquids made for the first time from 100 percent polyethylene.

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Pilot project seeks to bring multi-material pouches into recycling, reuse stream


June 19, 2014 12:23 pm ET

The new purple "Energy Bag" program is aimed squarely at multi-material pouches and other plastics that typically aren't recycled.

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China's Huasheng builds new factory


June 17, 2014 1:26 pm ET

Chinese plastic container and film manufacturer Guangdong Huasheng Plastics Co. Ltd. said it is building a new facility in Fujian province to meet growing demand within China and investing in European equipment to upgrade.

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