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Cliffe crafts capabilities in Crewe

A programme of investment initiated by Cliffe Packaging last year has culminated in the opening of a new office, warehouse and logistics facility in...

Aptar speeds up active packaging development

Active packaging provider Aptar CSP Technologies has launched a service that focuses on de-risking development and insuring speed-to-market. Called Xcelerate Development Services, the solution...

Machinery maker continues US expansion

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has confirmed phase two of its 2019 Expansion Plan in support of the US injection moulding market. The latest phase includes...

Clariant sells Healthcare Packaging business

Specialty chemical company Clariant has sold its Healthcare Packaging business to a newly-formed investment of Arsenal Capital Partners for approximately CHF 308 million ($309m). “The divestment...

ALPLA takes HDPE out of the sewers with double purchase

Austrian converter ALPLA is expanding into polyolefin recycling with the acquisition of Spanish companies Suminco S.A. in Barcelona and Replacal in Palencia. Both businesses...

MonoSol adds Polish to its portfolio

To meet increasing demand for its water-soluble and biodegradable films, Kuraray’s MonoSol Division is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Poland and...

Profits wane at Borealis but Europe remains solid

Borealis has posted a net profit of €207 million ($229m) for the third quarter of 2019, compared to €279m ($308m) in the same quarter...

USP opens Houston TPE plant

Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) manufacturer United Soft Plastics (USP) has opened a ten million pound (4,535 tonnes) production facility in Houston, USA, in response to...

Novolex looks at life through an environmental lens

Paper and plastics packaging firm Novolex has published its first Sustainability Report, which focuses on social obligations that reflect both the broader environment, social...

ProMach adds Canadian label firm to portfolio

Packaging machinery producer ProMach has acquired Jet Label & Packaging, Western Canada’s largest producer of labels. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,...

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