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Plastics the bright spot in Silgan’s second quarter results

A record second quarter net income of $55.3 million has been reported by Silgan Holdings as its plastics containers and closures business units continue...

Danish converter closes the loop on food trays

Packaging converter Faerch Plast is to acquire Dutch firm 4PET Group, which will make it an integrated plastics packaging supplier with the ability to...

Accredo Packaging expands in North America and Asia

Flexible packaging converter Accredo Packaging is embarking on a $100 million expansion of its North American plant and the construction of a manufacturing facility...

Milliken names Cook as next chief executive

Halsey Cook Jr. is to step into the role of chief executive at Milliken & Company at the start of September as the chemical...

DSM and APK cooperate on multilayer film recycling

Plastics recycler APK has teamed up with Royal DSM to address the end-of-life stage of the lifecycle of a multilayer PE/PA6 packaging film and...

Finnish firm targets EU 2030 objectives with chemical recycling

Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste has developed a way to convert liquefied waste plastics into raw materials and is targeting the EU's ambitious 2030...

Retal expands capacity in the Baltics

Cyprus-based packaging manufacturer Retal is expanding the production capacity of APET film and HDPE bottle closures at its facility in Lithuania with a €4...

NAO questions accuracy of PRN system

Potential fraud and errors within the packaging recovery notes (PRN) system have been cited by the National Audit Office (NAO) as responsible for inaccurate...

Perstorp “future-proofs” monomer plant

Perstorp has invested in the debottlenecking of its Capa caprolactone monomer plant in Warrington, UK to “future-proof” it for future market growth. The Swedish company...

IPG protects its market with Polyair purchase

Canada’s Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is to acquire Polyair Inter Pack, which has dual headquarters in Toronto, Canada and Chicago, Illinois, for a cash...

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