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Carbon black project secures EU funding

Technical compounder Luxus, polymer processor Polykemi and plastics manufacturer One51 have together secured a £1.29m (€1.47m) investment for NIRSort, a project that aims to...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Pharmaceutical packaging market to grow steadily

The pharmaceutical packaging market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent during the forecast period 2016 to 2021, mainly...

PET recycling suffering from reduction in quality

The average yield coming from PET recyclers has decreased from 73 per cent to 68 per cent since 2011, which has led to substantial...

80 per cent of UK companies expecting turnover to increase

The British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) latest Business Conditions Survey, which was conducted in June and July 2017 by 106 companies, indicates increased optimism within...

Blue Sky thinking from Jabil in Spain

Jabil has opened a Blue Sky Innovation Center in Tortosa, Spain, which is co-located with its manufacturing facility and provides pan-European support for advanced...

Project seeks to increase bio-based plastics use in food packaging

A research project at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands aims to increase the use of bio-based plastics in injection moulded food packaging. The...

Nestlé exploring options for confectionery business

Nestlé is to explore strategic options for its US confectionery business, including a potential sale. The Swiss food and drink company’s review will cover the...

DS Smith opens PackRight Centre near Düsseldorf

DS Smith has opened its fifth PackRight Centre in the Germany & Switzerland region in Kaarst, close to the Düsseldorf metropolitan area. Customers will...

Digital print packaging market to be worth $23bn in five years

Digital print technology is opening new market opportunities for packaging converters and their brand customers, claims research firm Smithers Pira, which reports that the $13.2...

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