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Shaving down on waste

US-based Pacific Shaving Company has introduced a single-use shaving cream product, which comes in a packet that dissolves with water in the hand of the...

EuPC forms sheet sector group

The European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) has created a new sector group for the European PET film and sheet production industry. Formed in order to represent...

Distributor completes two acquisitions

International distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has acquired two businesses in the UK and US. Purchased at the end of December, Woodway is a supplier...

KPG plans to go public

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for the Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a...

Innovia sells Cellophane business

UK film manufacturer The Innovia Group has agreed to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals, a Japanese manufacturer of plastics and cellulose films, principally serving the food packaging industry.

Transilwrap acquires Dow business

Films manufacturer Transilwrap has signed a letter of intent to acquire The Dow Chemical Company’s global specialty films business in order to support accelerated growth and global expansion in its strategic market segments, including healthcare and packaging.

Kloeckner expands in Germany

Packaging films supplier Klöckner Pentaplast has expanded its Gendorf, Germany film production site in order to help meet the growing demand of the shrink label market.

Trio aim for greater bio-based packaging

Germany-based FKuR Kunststoff, Oerlemans Plastics from The Netherlands and BK Pac of Sweden are working together to expand the possibilities of using bio-based plastics for sustainable film packaging.

RKW shuts two sites

A German manufacturer of films is shutting two productions sites as part of a consolidation strategy, with the closures expected to impact 180 employees.

Top security targeted by partnership

Converter Innovia Group has secured a technology partnership with Swedish high-tech business Rolling Optics, which will see the latter's 3D micro-optical designs and effects applied to Innovia Films' Rayoface BOPP films to provide anti-counterfeiting protection for premium goods industries.