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Joint effort for integrated firms

Germany's Weener Plastic Packaging Group has integrated Dutch converter Plasticum Group as a subsidiary and restructured Weener Plastik GmbH, as part of a strategy to fully exploit the international potential in personal care, food & beverage, home care, chemical and pharmaceutical packaging markets.

Bosch deal good for liquid food

Process and packaging technology supplier, Bosch Packaging Technology, is to acquire the assets of Meyreuil-based Tecsor Machines et Systèmes for an undisclosed sum. The French company develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs.

UK first launched by Nampak Plastics

Nampak Plastics has launched the UK’s first 1.5-litre plastics milk bottle into the convenience sector, as part of a joint project with Müller Wiseman Dairies.

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg tells residents that if it's a rigid plastic, recycle it

All rigid plastics included in NYC recycling programme

The New York City's (NYC) Mayor office has announced that the residential recycling system is now accepting all rigid plastics - including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers - due to the capacity at the new SIMS municipal recycling facility in the city.

WPG on the right path

Despite intensive pressure on prices, Germany's Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) has reported positive results for 2012, with sales revenues up 6.5 per cent on 2011 at €245 million ($320m).

New purchasing patterns boost rigid plastics

The global rigid plastics packaging market will reach a value of $161.11 billion this year, according to a report by visiongain. A number of favourable consumer trends, along with developing markets, will drive this growth.

Pepsi bottle relaunch with a twist

Beverage giant PepsiCo is introducing a new bottle shape for its Pepsi brand for the first time in 16 years.

Rigid plastics recycling surpasses milestone

The recycling of rigid plastics, excluding bottles, climbed 13 per cent in 2011 to reach at least 934 million pounds (423,650 tonnes) for the year, and US consumers with local access to recycle non-bottle rigid plastics shot from 40 per cent to 57 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to a pair of reports released today at the Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans, USA.

Finnish converter seeks better efficiency

Finnish packaging converter Huhtamaki Oyj has started efficiency improving measures in order to improve competitiveness within its Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania segment.

Saucy bag concept receives accolade

The 'Mix & Shake Bag' by Coldec has been awarded the 'Package of the Year' accolade by the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) in the US.

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