A British manufacturer of plastics bags has gone into administration with managing director Michael Flynn saying that it was mainly due to "the English bag legislation and corresponding impact on customer and retailer demand".
DuPont will cut 10 per cent of its 54,000 global workforce as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical. The companies announced last month that they would join to create one chemical producer that will eventually be split into three independent companies.
Packaging converter Sonoco Consumer Products Europe is to close two of its production facilities in Germany as part of a general restructuring process and the impact of the revision of the European Tobacco Product Directive, which has had a negative impact on tobacco packaging production.
Polyethylene producer British Polythene Industries has announced that it will be closing its facility in Widnes, UK and disposing of its Promopack Digital Studio business as part of a wider restructuring of the company, which could lead to up to 90 redundancies and a one off restructuring charge of more than £1 million ($1.52m).
Two of Tekni-Plex’s tri-seal co-extruded closure liners are set to be manufactured in India, in addition to North America and Europe. This is to give brand owners faster access to the liners, with performance requirements becoming increasingly demanding in the region.
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