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Winpak profits up on improved margins

Plastics packaging converter Winpak has reported an 18.5 per cent increase in Q3 profit for the year, despite a drop in revenue. 

The Winnipeg-based firm, with nine

Chinese BOPET film maker acclaimed as “outstanding”

China's Fuwei Films, a manufacturer of biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) films, has been selected as one of the outstanding brands of the plastics packaging industry in China in 2011 and 2012.

The award was granted by

Bemis to shut French plant by end of year

US-based Bemis Company is to close its plant at Le Trait, France, by the end of 2012.

It is the company's first closure in France since its Epernon site closed its doors in 2007.

Spartech another specialty deal in PolyOne transformation

PolyOne has expanded its specialty portfolio with the $393 million purchase of US-based Spartech Corporation. The deal includes the assumption of Spartech's net debt of

Bottle production moves in-house at PepsiCo’s New York plant

Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) has invested nearly $10 million in its Latham, New York, bottling facility to bring plastics bottle production in-house.

A total of 325

PHA developments provide aid for PVC

A new range of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) copolymers by Metabolix claim to improve the mechanical and environmental performance characteristics of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which continues to provide global demand volume of 35 million tonnes per year.

Based on miscibility and

AEP steps up performance with Transco purchase

Plastics packaging film maker AEP Industries, along with its Canadian subsidiary, AEP Canada, has agreed to buy the films business of Transco Plastics Industries for about $5.3 million.

The business purchased includes

Levi’s to make jeans from bottles

Levi’s is introducing a new collection of denim clothing made from material that incorporates a minimum of 20 per cent post-consumer recycled plastics bottles and food trays.

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Plastic Ingenuity expands Mexican operations

US-based Plastic Ingenuity has purchased the assets of Vitalo de Mexico in Guadalupe, Mexico through its joint-venture Mexican affiliate.

Plastic Ingenuity de Mexico currently

IPG to buy three Amcor plants

Amcor is to sell three Australian flexible packaging plants to Integrated Packaging Group (IPG) for A$22 million (US$22.6m) subject to approvals.

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