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Profit dipped for Bemis for all of 2014, but were up during the fourth quarter in what the company’s leader called a “pivotal year.” 30 January 2015
Russian plastics film producer SoloFilmz is to invest €3.6m to construct a new plant in the Samara region. This project, due to take shape in the special economic zone (SEZ) of the industrial city of Togliatti, is part of the firm’s strategy aimed at capturing a 5% stake of the domestic multilayer films market by 2020.
28 January 2015
US-based Plastic Technologies (PTI), a PET packaging development company, has announced that it has expanded its representation agreement with Tokyo, Japan-based packaging company Toyo Seikan.
27 January 2015
Polish plastic packaging manufacturer Plast-Box has unveiled plans to boost its exports to Austria by 20% this year. 26 January 2015
Windmöller & Hölscher will get more involved in flexible packaging machinery through its bigger stake in machinery maker BSW Machinery Handels. 26 January 2015
Constar UK, the Leeds-based blow moulder, has been bought by Esterform Packaging for an undisclosed sum. Esterform, which claims to be the largest independent converter of PET in the UK, said the deal would double its PET preform and container capacity to in excess of three billion units a year. 26 January 2015
L’Oreal Americas and Avery Dennison have announced that they are working together to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle. 23 January 2015
There will be a leadership change at the helm of Australian packaging company Amcor starting in July. 23 January 2015
Faerch Plast, the Danish-headquartered plastics packaging manufacturer, has announced that Joe Iannidinardo will relinquish his role as managing director of the UK business in order to become group sales director (new markets), with effect from 1 February. 22 January 2015
RPC Superfos, part of rigid plastic packaging group RPC, has announced that its HalfMoon pack has won a WorldStar 2015 award. RPC states that its HalfMoon pack’s crescent shape offers the end-user a high level of convenience because carrying the pack with the flat side close to the body means that all weight is straight below the shoulder, making the filled container feel less heavy.  20 January 2015
Global plastics processor Röchling Engineering Plastics is beefing up its presence in pharmaceutical packaging by acquiring German moulder HPT Hochwertige Pharmatechnik. The company’s automotive division also is expanding a facility to meet increased demand from BMW. 14 January 2015
The German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films has given an assessment of tentative confidence for 2015. 12 January 2015
The Dow Chemical Company is announcing an increased commitment to growth and innovation of its adhesives portfolio for the packaging, textiles and hygiene markets under the theme of ‘Science that Connects.’ 9 January 2015
A new process applies a high-quality metallic finish to cylindrical containers including plastic tubes and glass bottles, presenting new possibilities for product and packaging designers. Functional and decorative coatings company Leonhard Kurz, and printing machinery company Isimat, both based in Germany, jointly developed an inline foiling process which is integrated with the silk-screen or flexographic printing process to be operated at high speeds. 7 January 2015
Film packaging giant Inteplast Group is raising its profile in the medical market by forming a new business unit. 7 January 2015

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