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Award adds fizz to Colep design

The aerosol soft drink Turbo Tango by Britvic has scooped an award for its developer, Colep, at the annual British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) Forum.

LSB admits it may sell PET plants

Spanish PET producer La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) has said that it will consider selling plants to raise capital if a strategic industrial partner cannot be found for its PET division.

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Rigid films producer outlines investment plans

The Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) Group is to invest nearly $52 million in the expansion of its global production capacity. The company is focusing on its Suzhoi, China; Cotia, Brazil; and Santo Tirso, Portugal plants.

Resource efficiency is key, says Wrap chief executive

Resource efficiency can play a pivotal role in delivering economic growth and environmental benefits to the UK, said Dr Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) during the organisation's annual conference today.

Higher selling prices steer European flexible packaging industry

Rising inks, adhesives and energy costs being passed on to customers through higher selling prices was the main factor in European flexible packaging production growing by 5 per cent in value terms in 2011, reports PCI Films Consulting.

Sonoco taking care of growth with expansion

Plastics packaging producer Sonoco has commenced commercial production at its $15 million rigid plastics container plant in New Albany, Ohio, which the US company plans to use to grow its Beauty and Home Care business.

India’s Jindal Poly Films to buy ExxonMobil’s BOPP business

Indian flexible packaging films producer, Jindal Poly Films (JPFL),
has agreed to purchase ExxonMobil Chemical`s Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Global Films business,
subject to regulatory approval.


JPFL has a combined capacity of

Packaging sector buoys Clariant’s results

Stability in its core businesses - particularly packaging - produced a solid performance in the third quarter for Clariant, which said that its mid-term guidance until 2015 remains intact.

Q3 2012 sales increased

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