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Battle brews in high stakes coffee capsule market

Almost a quarter of all single-serve coffee capsules worldwide are now produced by companies outside of the major supplier base as ‘compatible’ capsules have...

Secos to relocate plastics film production to Malaysia

A week after it said it was reviewing its Stellar Films Australia subsidiary, bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group has confirmed that it plans to relocate...

Alpla grounds waste with compostable coffee capsule

A biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost has been developed by Austrian converter Alpla in cooperation with materials...

Domestic olefins boost for Turkmenistan

A $3.4 billion plant for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene has been opened in Turkmenistan, which significantly increases the country’s domestic olefins production...

Sidel completes creative deal for PET Engineering

Sidel has acquired Italian PET design house and converter PET Engineering to expand its portfolio of packaging solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in San...

Austrian converter targets mass market with AR technology

Flexible packaging converter Constantia Flexibles has signed a strategic partnership with Wikitude to develop Augmented Reality (AR) technology for consumer packaging. The Austrian company is...

Vertically integrated recycling plant opens in California

A new company dedicated to the closed-loop recycling of post-consumer plastics officially opened its doors in California, USA, last week at what is claimed...

United Caps boosts capacity with air

Closures manufacturer United Caps has installed four trio-technik AirMove transport systems at its Schwerin plant in Germany to deliver increased productivity. The 10,000sqm plant primarily...

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium...

PolyOne goes local with TPE production in India

PolyOne has opened what it claims is the ‘first of its kind’ thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) production line in India. The Pune facility will manufacture...

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