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Ampacet reveals ‘Plastics Reimagined’

US-based Ampacet Corporation has implemented a new logo, tagline and website in an attempt to bring fresh focus to innovation, expansion, global support and...

Pregis to finalise FP International purchase

US-based Pregis has entered a deal to acquire Free-flow Packaging International (FP International), with the manufacturer of protective packaging expected take ownership in the coming weeks pending...

A good year for RPC’s Vision 2020

Five years on from the launch of its Vision 2020 programme, record profits in its annual financial results illustrate that UK-based converter RPC Group's...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Comexi targets CIS market

Flexible packaging equipment maker Comexi has opened an office in Moscow, Russia to provide support for customers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)...

Wittmann Robot Systeme expands automation capacity

Wittmann Robot Systeme, a subsidiary of injection moulding machinery maker Wittmann-Battenfield, has completed the expansion of its facility in Nuremberg, Germany to accommodate growing...

Slack global demand for BOPET film, claims report

Slack global demand and a lack of new investment has created a challenging market for BOPET film, a $12.5 billion industry dominated by suppliers...

Pretium makes room for PET bottle production

US-based containers and closures maker Pretium Packaging is to expand its facility in Carrollton, Texas to support growing demand for PET bottles. An additional 52,000 sq ft...

KraussMaffei responds to demand for digital services

German injection moulding machinery supplier KraussMaffei has established a Digital Service Solutions business unit in response to customer demand for such services. Said chief executive Dr Frank...

BASF expands additives application centre

German chemicals producer BASF has completed the expansion of a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) application centre for plastics additives at its existing...

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