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Three-way petrochemical JV targets Gulf Coast

Affiliates of the petrochemical giants Total S.A., Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture (JV) on...

LyondellBasell seeks compound growth with A. Schulman acquisition

Petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries has agreed to purchase the plastics compounding specialist A. Schulman for $2.25 billion. The US compounder posted sales of $2.5bn...

Investment partner acquires Visual Packaging

UK-based investment partner Tower Growth Management (TGM) has acquired Nottingham-based thermoformed packaging solutions provider Visual Packaging (VP). The acquisition partners will aim to advance the...

Somic America triples capacity with HQ relocation

Mechatronic packaging systems specialist Somic America is to move its North American headquarters to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Company officials stated they expect the move to...

Swiss caps producer expands in US

Swiss caps and closures producer Corvaglia Group is to open a manufacturing site in Newnan, Georgia by the end of 2018. The US production...

Petcore Europe launches plastics aerosol recycling group

Belgium-based PET value chain organisation Petcore Europe has created the Plastic Aerosol Recycling Special Industry Group (SiG) in anticipation of an increased need to...

Association wants federal regulation on marijuana labelling in Canada

As Canada approaches the proposed legalisation of recreational marijuana, the Canadian Medical Association has said that the design of marijuana packaging should be left...

ePac presses forward with HP digital printers

US-based digital flexible packaging converter ePac has purchased ten additional HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in an attempt to expand its operations across the...

PolyOne to start TPE production in Pune

Specialised polymer producer PolyOne is to start production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) this summer at its facility in Pune, India. The plant currently produces colour...

Swedish takeover of UK-based Biopac

Biopac, a provider of sustainable disposable food packaging founded by entrepreneurs Mark Brigden and Eric Graham, has been acquired by Swedish packaging company Duni for...

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