Sidel has established a Packaging & Tooling Centre in Pune to offer customers in India a more local service and, in doing so, meet the growing demand in this market for the latest in bottle packaging technology. Sidel currently operates six similar centres around the world.
Plastics packaging producer Sonoco has commenced commercial production at its $15 million rigid plastics container plant in New Albany, Ohio, which the US company plans to use to grow its Beauty and Home Care business.
The US recycling rate for PET containers showed little movement in 2011, according to figures released by the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).
China is considering measures that mirror a ban on plastics waste from the EU recently announced by Malaysia, which could jeopardise the UK's chances of meeting government recycling targets, claims an industry association.
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