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Dynamic growth by static supplier

Electrostatic control systems supplier Meech International has expanded and reorganised its premises in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK following a consistent increase in sales in recent years.

IML app to help K visitors

Belgian label producer Verstraete has launched a free IML app (Apple, Android, Web) designed to provide visitors to K'2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany, with technical information about the IML solutions running at the exhibition.

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Sanner chief executive Holger Frank

Sanner focuses on pharma

German converter Sanner GmbH has set its strategic focus entirely on pharmaceuticals as it expands its position in product areas including test strip packaging, pharmaceutical desiccant packaging, effervescent packaging, ready-to-fill syringes, medical packaging.

Accredo awarded for its green power

Texas-based converter Accredo Packaging has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognises the US's leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's voluntary green power market.

ColorWorks comes to Chicago

Specialty chemicals producer Clariant has opened ColorWorks North America, a co-creation centre designed to bring colour into the early stages of plastics product and packaging development.

Exopack's Global Rigid Division chief executive, Dieter Bergner

Retail is detail at Kobusch UK

Packaging systems supplier Kobusch UK has joined the recently-created Rigid Division of Exopack Holdings.

Avery Dennison in line for recycling growth

Two collection facilities have been opened in Europe by Avery Dennison to add to the Dutch company's PET recycling programme.

BOPP demand returns to the West

A return to growth is expected in the European polypropylene film market after several years of negligible increases in biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film usage in Western Europe, reports PCI Films Consulting.

Dow chief executive, Andrew Liveris, said that buyers are undervaluing the plastics additives business unit

Dow takes additives business off the market

US chemical producer Dow Chemical has decided not to sell its plastics additives business after failing to find a buyer willing to pay the asking price.

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