Berry buys controlling interest in Chinese packaging firm

January 22, 2014 6:00 pm ET

EVANSVILLE, IND. (Updated) — For Berry Plastics Group Inc., an investment in Qingdao P&B Co. opens up a door to China for a company that has aspirations to be a bigger player in emerging markets. And for P&B, a partnership with Berry Plastics...


Canada's Rotovac pursuing growth under new owner

January 22, 2014 3:27 pm ET

Rotovac Group Inc. is reviving formerly bankrupt Ontario plastics businesses under a new CEO.

Composite maker Hanwha Azdel expanding in Virginia

January 17, 2014 10:22 am ET

Hanwha Azdel Inc. is investing $21.3 million to add another production line at its Lynchburg, Va., plant. The company will also add 33 jobs.

Berry Plastics shifting work to Indiana

January 14, 2014 3:28 pm ET

Berry Plastics Group Inc. is creating more than 300 jobs at four locations in the company’s native Indiana as part of restructuring that will ultimately reduce overall company employment by some 200 positions.

Kumar buys thermoformer Mayfield Plastics

December 16, 2013 5:52 pm ET

Jay Kumar,a co-owner of Universal Plastics Corp., is boosting his family’s custom thermoforming business with the recent acquisition of Mayfield Plastics Inc.


Indian sheet extruder expands to make punnets

December 13, 2013 11:42 am ET

MUMBAI, INDIA — With organized retailing growing in India, plastics processors are looking at innovative packaging ideas to keep pace with the trends.

SPI and ACC to work together on rigid packaging issues

December 11, 2013 3:41 pm ET

Two of the heavyweight U.S. plastics industry associations are joining forces to tackle rigid packaging issues like recycling and growth opportunities.

PendaForm closing two plants

December 6, 2013 3:21 pm ET

PendaForm Co. is closing plants in Ohio and Indiana and laying off a total of 79 employees in the upcoming weeks and into early 2014.

Thermoformer wins Baking Institute compliance

December 3, 2013 12:45 pm ET

T.O. Plastics Inc.’s Otsego, Minn., thermoforming facility has achieved a certificate of compliance from the American Institute of Baking, the company said.


Incoming NYC mayor backs polystyrene ban

November 26, 2013 12:52 pm ET

New York City's incoming mayor Bill de Blasio is no stranger to polystyrene and attempting to stop the use of foam product. And while he had been mostly silent on the proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the use of food service PS in New York...

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