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COC can replace PAN says producer

Germany-based copolymer maker Topas Advanced Polymers has responded to the planned closure of Ineos' Barex polyacrylonitrile (PAN) plant in Ohio, USA, by claiming that its cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) is an ideal alternative.

Mondi purchases German supplier

South African converter Mondi Group has completed the acquisition of German components producer Ascania nonwoven from investment group Schloss Neugattersleben in a bid to strengthen its position as the preferred supplier of hygiene components and medical applications.

Berry confirms medical sale

US-based plastics packaging firm Berry Plastics is set to acquire speciality materials producer Avintiv, with the company aiming to create a market base outside...

Gerresheimer at Centor of medical business

German pharmaceutical packaging firm Gerresheimer AG has announced the acquisition of US medical container supplier Centor, as the company aims to extend its product portfolio for packaging.

Film producers form FFS alliance

Berry Plastics and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a marketing alliance to offer form, fill and seal packaging solutions to the food, consumer, pharmaceutical and medical markets on a global basis.

New company to test time-to-market

A new packaging testing company has been established in California, USA to provide pharmaceutical, medical device and related suppliers with solutions that improve time-to-market and reduce costs.

US demand for pharma packaging to exceed $22bn

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will increase by nearly 5 per cent per year to exceed $22 billion in 2018, reports Freedonia Group.

Earnings up at medical packaging converter

Germany-based Gerresheimer AG has reported substantially increased earnings in the second quarter of financial year 2014, as high-quality packaging for drugs and products enabling safe and easy self-medication continues to be increasingly in demand.

Texas recycling plant contracts signed

CarbonLITE Recycling has signed contracts for the supply of primary process equipment to be installed in its new plastics recycling facility in Abilene, Texas.

Flying the standard in North America

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, has become the first pharmaceutical printed packaging company to achieve the PS9000:2011 pharmaceutical quality standard certification in North America and across of its global manufacturing sites.