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A. Schulman to open masterbatch plant in Turkey


April 7, 2015 2:37 pm ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. said April 7 that it plans to spend 5 million to 7 million euros ($5.5 million to $7.7 million) on a new masterbatch facility in Turkey, to tap into market growth in the region.

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'Mild growth momentum' in Haitian's 2014 annual results


April 1, 2015 10:31 am ET

Ningbo, China-based injection press manufacturer Haitian International Holdings Ltd. reported record sales and profit for 2014.

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Amcor buys Nampak Flexibles


March 31, 2015 3:31 pm ET

Australian packaging giant Amcor Ltd. has bought South African-based Nampak Holdings Ltd.'s Nampak Flexibles division.

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Rotomolded toilet maker sees chance to help in sanitation crisis


March 6, 2015 1:03 pm ET

A 2013 United Nations study pointedly noted that more people worldwide have mobile phones than access to basic sanitation, but a South African rotational molding company wants to help change that.

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Mauser starts IBC production in Turkey


February 18, 2015 9:34 am ET

Germany-based Mauser Group, an industrial packaging producer, has announced the opening of its new production facility Turkey Mauser IBC in Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey.

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African equity fund invests in Kenya's General Plastics


January 28, 2015 4:24 pm ET

An African investment fund specializing in agriculture has invested in Kenyan packaging firm General Plastics Ltd. to provide funds to expand in the region, the companies announced Jan. 28.

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Africa shows promise for plastics growth


October 21, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Large-scale investment in African countries makes the region “one of the most exciting markets for polymers in the world today”, says Applied Market Information (AMI), the UK-based research group.

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Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight


October 10, 2014 3:57 pm ET

As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even giving products away.

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India's Astral expanding, signs action star as brand ambassador


August 8, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Indian plastic pipe maker Astral Poly Technik Ltd. is making significant investments in new capacity, including setting up its first plant in South India, as it expects that the country's new government will dramatically speed up home building...

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KraussMaffei forms partnership with IPS for service in Middle East, Africa


June 26, 2014 11:52 am ET

KraussMaffei AG has announced that Dubai-based Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS) has become the exclusive partner for the KraussMaffei brand in key markets across the Middle East and Africa.

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