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German packaging maker Schütz is aiming to set up a new production facility in Żory-Osiny, in Poland’s south-western Silesia region. The factory will make plastic packaging, reported local daily Dziennik Zachodni.
19 September 2014
Dutch brewer Heineken is to replace all its wooden pallets in Mexico with a high impact-resistant plastic pallet, co-designed and produced by Mexican company Plásticos Técnicos Mexicanos SA de CV (PTM), which has plants in Monterrey, northern Mexico, and Querétaro, in the center of the country. 17 September 2014
Turkish packaging producer Sekuro Plastik has sold its production facility in Kocaeli, in the country’s north-western part, to an undisclosed party. The deal is worth TRY 2.8m (€1m), the firm said in a filing to the Istanbul Stock Exchange. 12 September 2014
Innovia Films has announced that German brand, Jäger und Sammler, has selected its compostable flexible material, NatureFlex, as the packaging for its range of energy bars. NatureFlex starts off as a natural product, wood pulp, and breaks down within a matter of weeks. 8 September 2014
A proposed sale of Closure Systems International is looking more likely. London’s Financial Times newspaper reported 5 September that Auckland, New Zealand-based Rank Group. has hired JPMorgan to sell CSI, a major producer in plastic and aluminum closures with more than 30 manufacturing sites in more than 20 countries around the world. 8 September 2014
US-based research company, Freedonia, has reported that demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US is set to increase by 4.9% annually to reach $22.1bn (€16.6bn) in 2018. 5 September 2014
Germany-based Schütz, plastic and steel transport packaging manufacturer, has announced the opening of its production facility in Indonesia. 3 September 2014
Icelandic packaging and automotive parts moulder Promens has announced it will open a  new plant near Magdeburg, Germany this year in place of two outdated units in the country. 3 September 2014
Australian packaging company Orora has bought San Antonio, Texas-based plastic packaging distributor Worldwide Plastics. 3 September 2014
RKW, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging company, has announced that it has joined the trade associations PlasticsEurope Germany (plastics manufacturers) and VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry) in their ‘zero pellet loss’ project aimed to minimise the loss of plastic granules along the supply chain. 2 September 2014
Croatian specialist packaging producer EcoCortec has developed marine biodegradable film products designed to combat the scourge of plastics packaging waste polluting the world’s oceans. 2 September 2014
Polish plastic film producer Ergis Group is planning to launch a second PET film production line, and acquire a new line for plastic packaging for its Plexergis subsidiary in Nowy Sącz, in southern Poland, according to Tadeusz Nowicki, the group's chief executive.  1 September 2014
Vienna, Austria-based packaging company, Constantia Flexibles, has announced that its sales have grown by more than 5% to €848.4m for the first half of 2014, rising from €803.4m for the same period in 2013. The company reports EBITDA for the first six months of 2014 rose by 9.3% to €123.5m. 28 August 2014
Sonoco Products’s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group of Germany includes plastic packaging technology that the company is targeting for growth in the United States. The deal is worth $383m (€290m) and includes Weidenhammer Plastic Packaging with a plant in Zwenkau, Germany.  26 August 2014
Burnley’s flexographic print specialist, Learoyd Packaging, has been sold to US-based Coveris the world’s sixth largest packaging company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 22 August 2014

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