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In this issue: Plastics in Packaging, Issue 234, April 2021
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY

International news
CarbonLite files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; Pact maintains robust balance sheet; BMG buys GN; UK firm calls on ‘harmful solvent washout’ to be left in 2020; Private equity firm buys AMB; Sonoco and Kraft Heinz collaborate on recycling project; Australia’s largest PET recycling plant ahead of schedule; National Plastics Plan goes live in Australia; UFlex to expand global films capacity; One Rock Capital to buy regional water brands for $4.3bn; Amcor breaks new ground with PCR/PET bottle

Russia review
Why bioplastics will find Russia an uphill struggle

Price check 
A monthly review of European polymer prices

Editor’s comment 
Which materials will come to the fore in the compostables business?

Asiaphile 
Down in the dumps

Products 
Machinery: Rhopoint Components,
Comexi, Filtec

Packaging: Nurel Biopolymers, MarkemImaje, Toyobo, Constantia Flexibles Group,
Milliken Chemical, Chadwicks of Bury

Events diary 
Your guide to the places to be, this month

PlasticScene
It’s all about teamwork

The view from the back 
Printz Holman takes an alternative look at the news

FEATURES

Recycling roadmap
Orchestrating a paradigm shift for plastics

Mergers & acquisitions
How will the post-Covid landscape impact future investment opportunities?

Multiple loop recycling 
How do you solve a problem like yellowing?

Colourants, additives & masterbatches 
Helping to overcome a shortage of quality raw materials in the recycled PET market

Flexible packaging 
Could a British acquisition be the best thing since sliced bread for one Canadian
converter?

Coloured plastics 
Progress continues to be made in the development of plastics identifiable in the waste stream

Generating power 
Should the plastics industry generate its own electricity?

Ultrasonic sealing 
How ultrasonics could give bio-based plastics packaging a more widespread, sustainable future

Aseptic filling 
Combining dairy and juice filling in Indi

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