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Plastic and aluminum cap producer Herti has announced plans to expand the output and product range of its production facility in Pliska, in north-western Bulgaria. 27 August 2014
Sonoco Products’s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group of Germany includes plastic packaging technology that the company is targeting for growth in the United States. 26 August 2014
Burnley’s flexographic print specialist, Learoyd Packaging, has been sold to US-based Coveris the world’s sixth largest packaging company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 22 August 2014
Faerch Plast, one of Europe’s leading producers of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the UK by early 2015 following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and associated thermoformers at its Durham-based manufacturing facility. 20 August 2014
International polymer distribution company Resin Trade has selected polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol. 19 August 2014
According to the Philippines’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, eating noodles may lead to cardiometabolic syndrome. 19 August 2014
The St Helens site of food packaging manufacturer, Linpac Packaging, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Best Factory Awards. 19 August 2014
A new square plastic pet food pack from RPC Superfos is providing an excellent alternative to the traditional aluminium tray. 18 August 2014
Klöckner Pentaplast has invested £4.8m in capacity at its facility in Newport, Wales. The site is primarily used for food and consumer packaging applications. 15 August 2014
Tesco’s decision to ask its customers to choose the charities and environmental organisations that will benefit from an estimated £1.8m set to be raised from carrier bag charges in Wales and north of the border has been welcomed by Zero Waste Scotland. 12 August 2014
Polythene manufacturer BPI Group – parent company of bpi.recycled – has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed. 12 August 2014
A number of Sidel customers, suppliers and key partners have recently been the target of Internet-based fraud attempts, said the plastics drinks packaging company. 11 August 2014
In this edition of PRW Online we report on Ineos’ fracking plans, developments at Cinpres and the latest in hot-fill PET packaging. 7 August 2014
Procter & Gamble plans to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as it restructures to focus on its top 70 to 80 brands, according to chairman and chief executive Alan Lafley. 5 August 2014
Barkley Plastics has boosted business by partnering with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), a research and analysis department of the University of Warwick, and the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN). 4 August 2014


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