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Harvey: Second-costliest US hurricane in a generation

Hurricane Harvey has been forecast to cost the economy between $60 billion and $100bn, making it the second-costliest US hurricane since 1980. Market analyst IHS...

Beverage giant responds to e-commerce trend

In what is viewed as a response to Amazon’s concerted push into the food/grocery sector, PepsiCo has established a 200-person business unit dedicated to...

Greek converter opens in the USA

Greek flexible packaging converter A. Hatzopoulos S.A. has expanded outside of Europe with the opening of its first office in USA. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: Drones create a big buzz

An American technology company focused on providing electric mobility solutions to the transportation sector created a buzz – literally – at Pack Expo this...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: Forget Industry 4.0, here comes Vending 3.0

A Canadian firm has combined convenience, speed and personalisation to create the latest in vending machine technology. Called the Media-Kiosk, BMC Universal Technologies’ system...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: US packaging machinery industry approaches $10bn

The US packaging machinery industry’s market value is approaching $10 billion, said Pack Expo organiser PMMI in a 2018 State of the Packaging Industry...

Pack Expo Las Vegas: North America firmly on the FlexBlow radar

A two-stage stretch-blow moulding machine is on display at Pack Expo Las Vegas this week in the form of the all-electric FlexBlow from Terekas...

Thiele rolling out standardised control software across its portfolio

US-based Thiele Technologies is to integrate Allen-Bradley control software on its Symach palletisers having acquired Dutch firm Symach in March 2014. The Barry-Wehmiller Group company,...

Taking environmental cues from Kenya is “frightening”, says PIA chief executive

The chief executive of the Plastics Industry Association (PIA) has called the idea of taking environmental cues from Kenya “frightening” in a strongly worded...

North American polyethylene facilities to be impacted until October

North American polyethylene facilities will continue to be impacted until October, claims market specialist PCI Wood Mackenzie, in wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Many...

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