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Sidel secures French producer of PET moulds

Sidel has complemented its 2018 acquisition of PET Engineering with the purchase of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (COMEP), a French producer and...

Supermarket chain switches back to plastics as sales flounder

UK supermarket chain Iceland has reintroduced plastics packaging on its bananas after a trial to replace it with paper bands failed.

RECOUP and Valpak show Diss way to recycle

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has joined forces with environmental compliance firm Valpak to deliver a scheme direct to schools to equip them...

Industrial Strategy challenge focuses on new forms of packaging

New forms of packaging and plastics made from plants, wood chippings and food waste are the focus of a government-backed Industrial Strategy...

ALPLA seeks 10 per cent carbon footprint reduction by 2022

Austrian converter ALPLA is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 10 per cent by 2022, the company states in its third...

Serial supplier to China opens Beijing office

Serialisation technology supplier Kezzler has opened an office in Beijing, China, as it adds to its existing network of offices in Norway,...

Austrian project proves non-bottle PET credentials

Several Austrian companies are joining forces to prove that non-bottle PET waste can be successfully recycled into high-quality products.

Storage flaws cause PET issues

Proprietary research from PTI has revealed that PET bottle performance issues may have their root cause in how long preforms are stored...

Bosch finds buyer for packaging machinery business

Bosch is to sell its packaging machinery business to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The company and...

Hillenbrand to acquire Milacron in $2bn deal

Industrial equipment maker Hillenbrand has agreed to acquire plastics-processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings in a deal valued at approximately $2 billion, including net debt...

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