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European packaging firm Miko expands to Asia through joint venture


April 30, 2014 9:06 am ET

European packaging company Miko Pac NV is going global through a newly formed 50/50 joint venture with Asian plastics processor Innoware Indonesia.

Weidenhammer to expand in Chile and Russia


April 25, 2014 11:37 am ET

Germany’s Weidenhammer Packaging Group, has announced that it will open a new plant in Chile in January 2015, while its Russian plant in Vladimir, near Moscow, also being significantly expanded.

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Garlock Printing setting up Reno operation for West Coast customers


March 28, 2014 10:25 am ET

Garlock Printing and Converting Corp. plans to spend about $15 million to establish a satellite operation in Reno, Nev.

Lacerta adds more equipment, space to keep up with business


March 21, 2014 12:22 pm ET

Lacerta Group Inc. continues to boost its manufacturing capacity, adding two Sencorp Ultra thermoformers and a clean room for medical device packaging.

Graham Packaging set to close Chicago plant


March 7, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A total of 170 people will lose their jobs as early as May as Graham Packaging Co. LP shutters another site in Illinois, this time in Chicago.

RPA looks to create standards for cleaning reusable plastic containers


February 27, 2014 1:09 pm ET

A push is under way to standardize the cleaning of reusable plastic containers often used to ship produce from the fields to retailers

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Fischer grows with the Mexican auto market


February 25, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Formed in 1998 as a joint venture, Fischer SA de CV is now a wholly-owned Mexican company. It entered the auto market in 2006 and automotive now accounts for 29 percent of its annual sales.

Mid South expanding in Louisiana


February 5, 2014 12:35 pm ET

Mid South Extrusion Inc. is spending $4 million to expand its Monroe, La., film plant, with its ninth extrusion line expected to start running in August.

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Next Generation adding more film lines in Ohio


February 4, 2014 11:37 am ET

Next Generation Films Inc. is adding three new blown film lines and expanding a plant it opened last summer, the sixth at its Lexington, Ohio, campus.

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BJK adds new five-layer film line


January 21, 2014 3:44 pm ET

BJK Flexible Packaging plans to enter new film markets with the help of a recently acquired blown film line.

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