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Ropak propels BWAY sales

The acquisition of Ropak last year propelled sales in the plastics packaging segment of US-based BWAY to $203.1 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared with $128.7m last year.

Versatile PET machines launched by Cypriot firm

Two all-electric machines have been launched by CYPET Technologies in order to enable PET processors to produce PET bottles up to 20-litres and 145mm in neck diameter using a single-stage machine.

Myers lays path for garden growth

Plastics product manufacturer, Myers Industries, has announced the second phase of the restructuring of its Lawn and Garden Segment, which is expected to improve profits by approximately $8 million a year from 2014.

Biopolymer extends into rigid market

Italian biopolymer producer, API Spa, has developed a 100 per cent biodegradable mineral water bottle cap in partnership with machinery manufacturer, Sacmi.

Swiss firm acquires OMV Machinery

Thermoforming equipment supplier, OMV Machinery Srl, based in Verona, Italy, has been acquired by Swiss firm Wifag-Polytype Holding in order to enlarge the latter's technology portfolio by adding thermoforming to complement its own decoration equipment.

Silgan revealed as container behind the Spam

The UK launch next month of Spam luncheon meat in 200g plastics tubs is part of a roll-out that Tulip International started in Europe some three years ago. The Danish company began switching from metal to plastics packaging for a variety of its pork-based meat products in 2010, with containers produced using Rexam's Rotary ThermoForming (RTF) technology.

Spam to be sold in plastics tubs

Spam luncheon meat is being marketed in plastics tubs in a bid to appeal to older consumers and enable resealing for fridge storage.

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.

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