Berry Plastics buying AEP for $765m
AEP, with 2,600 employees, has 14 manufacturing sites in the United States and Canada.
Half-year sales flat, profit up at Haitian
Overall sales for the first six months were 3.86bn yuan (£439m), up 0.3% from 3.85bn yuan in the first half of 2015.
RPC site closure hits 250 workers in Germany
The firm's rigid packaging site in Pulheim is set to shut after worker representatives failed to persuade the company to halt its closure plan.
Society for the Environment backs MPs microbead report
The organisation, which represents more than 7,000 environmental professionals, has said that microbeads are too damaging to the marine ecosystem and that voluntary reduction in their usage does not go far enough.
Household spending boosts UK GDP
Business investment rebounded, to be up 0.5% in the second quarter, compared with a fall of 0.6% in the first quarter.
FSB calls for Scottish apprenticeship levy funds to go to skills academies
In 2017, the Scottish government will receive a proportion of the approximate £3bn due to be raised annually by the UK government's apprenticeship levy - likely to be at least £100m.
Nestle Waters delivers recycling education in Buxton
The water bottling firm has helped schoolchildren learn about its R-Generation plastics recycling educational programme.
Chinese airplanes get on board with Victrex polymers
Victrex has provided polymers for aircraft floor brackets for the Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer.
Healthy interim results for Macfarlane Group
Revenue at the packaging distribution business increased to £81.5m, while pre-tax profit rose to £2m.