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Australian-based global packaging company Amcor is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business for CNY 211m (€27.6m). 19 December 2014
Sweden-based Indutrade has announced that it has acquired all shares in Belgium’s Verbeeck Packaging Group. 18 December 2014
Flexible packaging maker Ecolean AB is opening a new factory and warehouse in China to increase production. 17 December 2014
RPC Llantrisant, the UK division of the Danish RPC packaging group has developed a PET bottle for an adult-oriented milkshake drink. 16 December 2014
Belgian label producer Verstraete has announced that it is expanding. 15 December 2014
Markets and Markets, a research reports company, has released its Food Packaging Market by Material, Type, Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 report. 12 December 2014
PCI Films Consulting has released a report on stand up pouches (SUP), highlighting how the market has seen rapid growth in Central and South America over the past five years – increasing by 50% from 5 billion units in 2008 to just over 7 billion units in 2013. 12 December 2014
Plastics recycler Eco Plastics has been bought by Aurelius Group, a Germany-headquartered investment firm for an undisclosed sum. 12 December 2014
Germany-based chemicals giant  BASF and German recycled cardboard manufacturer Schuster have announced they are working jointly on a solution for a combined migration and grease barrier on recycled cardboard for fast food packaging.  4 December 2014
German plastic and steel transport packaging manufacturer Schütz has officially opened its new factory in Saint-Étienne, France. 4 December 2014
Germany-based protective packaging company Storopack has announced that it has acquired the Japanese company EJ (Ebina/Kanagawa-Ken). 4 December 2014
Europe’s plastics industry has dismissed as an “unrealistic simplification” a French government report into alternatives to Bisphenol-A (BPA), which is due to be banned in all food packaging across the country with effect from 1 January next year. 4 December 2014
CCL Industries is acquiring German label maker Druckerei Nilles in a $17.3m (€14m) deal. 4 December 2014
Germany-based film and sheet packaging company Klöckner Pentaplast has released its end of year results. The company reports sales increased slightly from €1.191bn in the financial year of 2012/2013 to €1.194bn in 2013/2014. 3 December 2014
Sonoco Products is making plant-based plastic bottles for a new line of home care products from Ecover. 3 December 2014


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