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INDIA’S UFLEX GROUP OPENS BOPET PLANT IN POLAND

Indian polyester film producer UFLEX Group has opened a 36,000-tonne-per-year biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) plant in Poland.

REXAM SELLS ITS PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS

Packaging converter Rexam is to sell its Personal Care business for US$709 million (£452m).
The business is to be sold in two parts: the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Household care products business (CTH) to an affiliate of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners for $459m in cash; and the High Barrier Food packaging business (HBF) to a subsidiary of Silgan Holdings for $250m in cash.

HEXPOL THERMOPLASTIC DIVISION FOCUSED ON CAPS AND CLOSURES

The thermoplastic division of Hexpol, Elasto Mueller Kunststoffe, has agreed to takeover the business activities of European Plastic Sealants (EPS) in Germany.

TECNARO AND BRASKEM PARTNER FOR BIOCOMPOUND

Biocompound specialist Tecnaro has signed a contract with biopolymer producer Braskem for a new line of Green

CHAMPIONS SHOW SUPPORT TO LOCAL BUSINESS

Family-owned polyethylene packaging manufacturer, Duo Plastics UK, got to lay its hands on the Barclays Premier League trophy today as part of soccer club Manchester...

NEW WRAP FUND TARGETS WASTE PREVENTION

The UK government’s Waste and Resource Action Programme (Wrap) has opened a new fund aimed at increasing waste prevention and capacity for reuse and...

BORIS BACKS BOTTLES FOR BUSINESS

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is backing a campaign by Closed Loop Recycling aimed at encouraging all aspects of the supply loop to collect...

SARA LEE TO SWITCH NAME TO HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY

Hillshire Brands Company is to become the new name for Sara Lee Corporation later this month as the company prepares to spin off its...

S.U.P.E.R. ITALIAN COLLABORATION

Two of Italy’s leading machinery manufacturers have joined forces to develop a solution that combines their expertise in PET preforms and closures to the...

NEW ISO STANDARD INTRODUCED

 A new ISO standard on packaging and the environment has been introduced that takes into account the environmental aspects of packaging through out the...

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