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Circular styrenics mission on target

The plastics and feedstock technology leader of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) has reconfirmed the initiative’s commitment to have a chemical recycling demo plant in...

Lightweight Containers adds weight to Australian operations

One-way PET keg manufacturer Lightweight Containers has opened two new warehouses and expanded its sales team in Australia to meet growing demand for its...

Wittmann Battenfeld finds new French home

Equipment manufacturer Wittmann Battenfeld has relocated its France subsidiary to a €5 million ($5.6m) plant in La Buisse. The 5,000 sq m site includes office...

The Snowdon report calls DRS a “loss-making enterprise”

The running costs of the UK government’s proposed bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks cans and bottles is a very expensive way of...

Pretium buys Olcott Plastics to boost beauty business

North American converter Pretium Packaging has acquired Olcott Plastics to create an entity with a broader product portfolio and national footprint. Illinois-based Olcott Plastics specialises in...

Pregis protects interests with European restructuring

Protective packaging producer Pregis is restructuring its European business operations in order to create a platform for future growth. The company will combine the recently...

Double Dutch at Greif facility

US-based Greif has invested in another blow moulding machine at its facility in Ede, The Netherlands, in order to double its in-house production capacity...

European plastics industry optimistic for 2019

Cost of materials, selling prices and sales volumes are the greatest concerns for the European plastics industry in 2019, far outweighing the negative images...

ProMach moves ahead on robotics Quest

Packaging machinery maker ProMach has acquired Quest Industrial, a Wisconsin, US-based provider of robotic integration solutions. Founded in 2001, Quest specialises in automation across food,...

Prea and IES link up on recycling

Global polymer manufacturing consultancy, Prea, has teamed up with International Environmental Solutions (IES) to offer a raft of plastics recycling services. The partnership will focus...

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