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MonoSol breaks ground on fourth Indiana plant

Film manufacturer MonoSol has broken ground on its fourth plant in Indiana, USA, as the company seeks to enhance its proximity to its customer...

Colour companies combine to form Chroma Color

Four plastics colour companies are combining to form one business entity, which will be known as Chroma Color Corporation. Chroma, Breen Color Concentrates, Carolina Color...

Thermoformer is a hit for six

Canadian machinery manufacturer GN Thermoforming Equipment has received orders for six of its GN800 thermoformers since the NPE show in May 2018, when it...

US tariffs expected to have “negligible impact on plastics industry”

The US has slapped 25 per cent tariffs on $16 billion-worth of Chinese goods, including chemicals, but they are expected to have negligible impact...

Amcor buys US rival Bemis for $6.8bn

Packaging giant Amcor has agreed to buy US rival Bemis for $6.8 billion in a deal that will strengthen the Australian group’s foothold in...

ExxonMobil starts up Baytown ethane cracker

Operations have started at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s new 1.5 million tonne ethane cracker, which is providing ethylene feedstock to polyethylene lines at the company’s...

Regulations drive demand for biodegradable plastics

An increasing number of regulations and bans against plastics bags and other single-use plastics items is driving demand for biodegradable plastics in Western Europe,...

Plastics the bright spot in Silgan’s second quarter results

A record second quarter net income of $55.3 million has been reported by Silgan Holdings as its plastics containers and closures business units continue...

Accredo Packaging expands in North America and Asia

Flexible packaging converter Accredo Packaging is embarking on a $100 million expansion of its North American plant and the construction of a manufacturing facility...

IPG protects its market with Polyair purchase

Canada’s Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is to acquire Polyair Inter Pack, which has dual headquarters in Toronto, Canada and Chicago, Illinois, for a cash...