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GRAHAM PACKAGING INSTALLS BLOW MOULDER AT DUTCH PLANT

PET producer Graham Packaging has installed a new blow moulder at its Etten-Leur facility in The Netherlands in response to the addition of two high-volume customers.

NAPCOR APPLAUDS GUIDANCE ON FULL WRAP SHRINK SLEEVES

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has endorsed new guidance pertaining to full wrap shrink sleeve labels for PET bottles, which is intended to provide brand owners and manufacturers the means to evaluate the effects of these labels on the PET recycling stream.

BOOST FOR PET THERMOFORMED PACKAGING RECYCLING

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has awarded grants to three US recycling operators to help establish model programmes for the collection and intermediate processing of PET thermoformed packaging.

DUO BAGS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH INTERNET RETAILER

UK-based polyethylene manufacturer Duo has signed a five-year contract with internet clothing retailer, JD Williams, making it the sole supplier of the latter's outbound mailing bags.

BARNES GROUP BUYS HOT RUNNER MANUFACTURER FOR $335M

International aerospace and industrial manufacturing firm Barnes Group is to acquire Synventive Molding Solutions, a manufacturer of hot runner systems in Massachusetts, USA, for $335 million.

PET BOTTLE COLLECTIONS BREAK 50 PER CENT BARRIER

The European post-sorting PET collection reached 1.59 million tonnes in 2011, reports industry groups Petcore and EuPR, representing an increase of 140,000 tonnes (9 per cent) on 2010.

REIFENHÄUSER EXTRUSION SPLITS IN HALF

The business units of Reifenhäuser Extrusion have been divided into two independent companies to enable them to better serve the market.

SHOWA DENKO COMMERCIALISES BIONOLLE BIO-RESIN

Japan's Showa Denko has started producing biodegradable resin Bionolle on a commercial scale at its Tatsuno plant in Hyogo Prefecture.

FDA APPROVAL FOR STARLINGER’S HDPE TECHNOLOGY

Austrian machinery manufacturer Starlinger viscotec has received FDA approval for its deCON decontamination dryer to make food grade flakes from post-consumer recycled (PCR) HDPE milk bottles.

NORDENIA TO FORM PART OF MONDI’S CONSUMER PACKAGING BUSINESS

Packaging converter Mondi Group has acquired a majority shareholding in Nordenia International, a manufacturer of consumer packaging solutions and hygiene products.
Completion of the purchase from current owners Oaktree Capital Management is expected in Q4 2012.

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