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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
The country’s IK Association of Plastic Packaging, which claims to represent a majority share of the German plastics packaging market, said that while only 4% of firms expected turnover to reduce for the first quarter of the year, 30% expect them to drop for the last three months of 2014 8 October 2014
A report from US-based research company Freedonia estimates that demand for caps and closures is expected to increase by 4% per year to hit $11.1bn (£6.85bn) in 2018. 3 October 2014
The bolt-on acquisition, stock market-listed Orora’s first since the spin-off, was completed on 1 July, Orora chief executive Nigel Garrard and finance director Stuart Hutton said when presenting Orora’s financial results for the year ended 30 June
 
3 September 2014
In its second attempt of the week, the California Assembly approved a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, the first such ban in the United States. 29 August 2014
A couple of US-based packaging companies are settling their patent fight over film-foam underlayment. 29 August 2014


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