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  9 December 2014

Private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will acquire the film business of Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamäki Oyj for €141m (£112m) in a management buyout. 27 November 2014
UK plastic packaging maker RPC announced today it is  to buy Iceland-based plastic products and components maker Promens Group for £307m. 27 November 2014
The long-awaited Waterfall PRO BOPP film plant, planned by the Megapolis Group for Shakhty, in the southern Rostov region, has been in preparation since late 2012. 27 November 2014
The Ireland-based group invested €28m (£22.2m) in the new ultra-modern facility which includes highly automated manufacturing lines and integrates production of bag-in-box plastic taps and multi-layer polyethylene bags under one roof.
26 November 2014
RPC Superfos has launched a new square rigid plastic pack as an alternative to the traditional aluminum tray for pet food. 14 November 2014
Glasgow-headquartered Macfarlane has said it will meet full year trading expectations despite competitive market conditions. 14 November 2014
The flexible packaging sector continues to make use of smarter green technologies and materials in a bid to boost its sustainability credentials. Keren Sall reports 14 November 2014
MuCell Extrusion technology used to produce microcellular foam products has been making inroads into the packaging sector. 14 November 2014
Treofan upgrades Treopore BOPP film line for mass production and launches thinnest-ever capacitor film. 14 November 2014
The US group submitted a sealed bid for the company along with two other bidders (European PET container maker Petainer and US-based Anchorage investment fund) at the end of last month.
7 November 2014
The deal will be part funded by the placing of 5.1 million new shares in the London-headquartered company which aims to raise around £5m, plus a £5m extension of an existing facility with Barclays, Plastics Capital’s bank, and £500,000 from the firm’s existing cash reserves.
4 November 2014
Coca-Cola Co. is shutting down its recycling division, instead expressing a desire to work with outside suppliers for recyclables, including PET, to put back into new packaging. 31 October 2014
The agency sent letters to 15 plastic waste bag companies, warning that their oxodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive, since consumers understand those terms to mean the same thing as “biodegradable.”
24 October 2014
BASF has used polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product
22 October 2014

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