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In this issue: Plastics in Packaging, Issue 234, April 2021
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY
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
Why bioplastics will find Russia an uphill struggle
A monthly review of European polymer prices
Which materials will come to the fore in the compostables business?
Down in the dumps
Machinery: Rhopoint Components,
Packaging: Nurel Biopolymers, MarkemImaje, Toyobo, Constantia Flexibles Group,
Milliken Chemical, Chadwicks of Bury
Your guide to the places to be, this month
It’s all about teamwork
The view from the back
Printz Holman takes an alternative look at the news
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
Could a British acquisition be the best thing since sliced bread for one Canadian
Progress continues to be made in the development of plastics identifiable in the waste stream
Should the plastics industry generate its own electricity?
How ultrasonics could give bio-based plastics packaging a more widespread, sustainable future
Combining dairy and juice filling in Indi