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Plastics in Packaging – May 2016 (Digital)


How the construction of a new plant is helping a major brand satisfy its sustainability goals

In this issue:

  • 40 years of PET
  • Beauty packaging
Recycling in Belgium
  • Mergers and acquisitions

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International news

Petainer scores equity investment; UK reduces recycling target; Billion dollar deal for chemicals distributor; Tekni-Plex acquires sealer manufacturer; Metabolix in PHA manufacturing deal; US state pushes EPR bill; Cosmetic firm launches eco-friendly film; Innovations on display at UK show; Asian expansion for Arburg; Peanut packaging enrages consumers; Hydranome targets thirsty consumers; Coca-Cola suspends Indian plants; Irn-Bru reduces sugar content; Consortium aims to develop intelligent packaging; PepsiCo appoints North American chief; Coca-Cola launches ‘Share a Coke’campaign


Müller, Danone India, Néstle, Sidel, BMV

Price check

A monthly review of European polymer prices

Editor’s comment

A hemp-based alternative to mainstream petrochemicals


Recycling gets serious in Australia


China gets tough on food safety


Machinery: Amsler Equipment, Starlinger, Meech International Packaging: Clondalkin Kirchberg, RPC Promens Consumer Corby, Uflex, Linx Printing Technolgies, Global Closure Systems, Sonoco

Events diary

Your guide to the places to be this month