This week's issue features our 2022 Rotational Molders ranking. What's the scoop? More of everything: Larger volumes, higher prices.
Packaging producer Minnesota Diversified Industries invested $3.2 million into a new extruder and related upgrades that is expected to create 32 new jobs over the next 10 years for the nonprofit social enterprise company.
Elsewhere in packaging, Pregis is closing a Kentucky plastic sheet foam plant. The closure of which is due to "the discontinuation of a key ingredient," which the company did not divulge.
ABC Polymer Industries is facing federal charges related to the death of a worker in 2017. Steve Toloken also reported on a recent OSHA fine at a packaging firm.
Extended producer responsibility laws passed in four U.S. states in the last year and some state lawmakers are pushing for a national approach.
PN reporter Jim Johnson attended the Resource Recycling Conference, where Evergreen committed to wider-use PET; chemical recycling;
As always, each issue is packed with the latest M&A news, and also expansions.
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