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Daibochi to buy fellow flexible packaging converter

Malaysian flexible packaging converter Daibochi is to acquire Mega Printing & Packaging (MPP) for RM 125 million (US$30m). Established in 1997, MPP manufactures roll-form and...

BPF urges Scottish government to handle DRS with care

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has urged caution after the Scottish Government announced plans to implement a 20p (26 US cents) deposit return scheme...

Keg creator invests in Spain warehousing

PET keg manufacturer Lightweight Containers has invested in two new warehouses in Spain to further enhance its European presence. The warehouses are in the...

Trading portal for recycled plastics goes live

A trading and service platform has been launched in Germany that targets buyers and sellers of regrinds, regranulates and recyclates plus, in the near...

Bio-based economy “very mixed”, says nova-Institute

The chief executive of nova-Institute has called the state of the European bio-based economy “very mixed” and urged greater political will for high-volume implementation. Michael...

Henkel and Ampacet develop recyclable black bottle

Henkel has developed, in collaboration with masterbatch producer Ampacet, a black plastics package that is fully recyclable and does not use carbon black colour....

Bemis shareholders overwhelmingly favour Amcor deal

More than three quarters of Bemis shareholders have voted in favour of the company’s acquisition by Amcor. The vote took place yesterday at a...

BASF results subdued on back of trade conflicts

BASF has reported a 24 per cent drop in income from operations for the first quarter, due primarily to the considerably lower contributions from...

Suzhou expansion gives Davis-Standard control of growth

Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastics Packaging Machinery has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with an additional 35,000 sq ft facility that will house control panel assembly and...

‘Design for recycling’ inspires pilot plant investment

Extrusion line manufacturer battenfeld-cincinnati Germany has installed a multifunctional thermoforming sheet line at its pilot plant in Bad Oeynhausen, in order to help customers...

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