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BOPP to the top with Innovia investment

A £20 million ($31m) investment package has been announced by Innovia Films for the installation of additional biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film capacity and a state-of-the-art gas turbine at its UK site.

US film converter goes ‘off the grid’

Construction of a second cogeneration system is underway at Toray Plastics (America)'s 70-acre North Kingstown, Rhode Island campus, which will enable the US company to operate 'off the grid' and prevent the kind of electrical power outages that can occur with conventional power plants.

Amcor chief executive, Ken MacKenzie, is excited about the opportunity to deliver further growth in shareholder value

Exciting time for Amcor, says MacKenzie

Global packaging giant Amcor, which is in the process of demerging its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business, reports that its net profits for the financial year ending in June were up 44 per cent at A$628 million (US$569m).

Chief executive Thomas Unger explains that daily consumer demand drives Constantia growth

Core markets fan flexible fire

An expanding presence in its core markets has helped generate record results for Constantia Flexibles in the first six months of the financial year.

Davis-Standard relocates New Jersey operations

In a continuing effort to drive manufacturing efficiencies, Davis-Standard has relocated its New Jersey manufacturing operations from Bridgewater, New Jersey, to Fulton, New York.

California set for Encore performance

A US manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags has opened a 200,000sqft agricultural plastics recycling facility - Encore Recycling - in Salinas, California, which will start operations in October.

Special delivery for IMCD with Paceco purchase

Dutch firm IMCD Group has acquired Singapore-based Paceco Industrial Supplies, a distributor for engineering and speciality plastics.

Confetti and recycled cups

The managing director of a vending machine supplier based on the Isle of Man (British Isles) has had her wedding dress made from plastics cups, in an innovative demonstration of recycling by RPC Tedeco-Gizeh Kenfig.

Ropak propels BWAY sales

The acquisition of Ropak last year propelled sales in the plastics packaging segment of US-based BWAY to $203.1 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared with $128.7m last year.

Silgan expands its closure business with Portola

North American rigid packaging specialist Silgan Holdings is expanding its plastics closure business with the US$266 million acquisition of Portola Packaging.

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