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Kraussmaffei doubles sucany capacity

The commissioning of a second assembly hall at its plant in Sucany, Slovakia, has doubled KraussMaffei Group’s capacity at the factory just two years after its opening.

Gerosa to close R2R plant

Italian flexible packaging converter Gerosa is to close its first overseas plant by the end of the year. Based in Pont-Éveque, France, the R2R factory was established in 1986.

Legislation damaging Philippines plastics industry

The president of the Philippine Plastics Industries Association, Peter Quintana has warned that his country's US$10 billion plastics industry will continue to shrink if local governments pursue regulations that ban the use of plastics products.

Significant rise in UK plastics recycling targets

The UK is introducing controversial new targets for packaging waste from January 2013, despite criticism from the plastics sector that the new figures are 'unachievable'.

Trade bodies declare war on carrier bag charges

Four trade bodies have joined forces to lobby the Scottish and UK parliaments against the introduction of mandatory charges on carrier bags.

Name change for Brussels organisation

Plastics Recyclers Europe is the new name for Belgium-based European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) as the organisation attempts to emphasise the transformations that the plastics recycling industry is currently undergoing.

Qapco leverages LDPE capacity

The low-density polyethylene (LDPE) output of Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) will reach

DSM dives deep into knowledge pool

A new materials sciences research building has been opened by Royal DSM at its Sittard-Geleen site in The Netherlands.


Cabka and IPS agree merger

Germany's Cabka GmbH and Innova Packaging Systems (IPS) of Belgium are to merge under the umbrella of the newly founded Cabka Group, with the Cabka and IPS labels remaining intact until a joint brand is announced.

Stull Technologies acquired by MRP

Rigid packaging manufacturer, Mold-Rite Plastics (MRP) has acquired caps   and closures manufacturer Stull Technologies.

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