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Transit packaging manufacturer Georg Utz is aiming to expand its production facility in Kąty Wrocławskie, in Poland’s south-western part. The project will be carried out by local construction company Awbud SA, the latter firm said in a statement. 28 August 2015
Polish packaging maker Invento has unveiled plans to open a new production facility in Gryfino, in the country’s north-western part. The project is estimated to be worth some PLN 50m (€12m), reports local news site Plastech.pl.  25 August 2015
Australia-based Brambles has announced that it is to acquire the two thirds of reusable plastic container business, IFCO Japan, that it did not already own in a transaction that it states places an enterprise value on IFCO Japan of JPY 4.84bn (€34m). 21 August 2015
Bilcare Research, a producer of rigid films and foils and packaging arm of the India-based Bilcare group, has announced that it has acquired a manufacturing location for barrier films for the pharmaceutical industry in Singapore. The new facility is to be called Bilcare Research Singapore. 21 August 2015
Wellspring Capital Management has liked what it’s seen in the flexible packaging market since an investment in Prolamina five years ago. 20 August 2015
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is working with a Chinese firm to debut Dow’s PacXpert flexible packaging technology in the Chinese market. Dow signed a licensing agreement with Hunan China Sun Pharmaceutical Machinery on 18 August in Shanghai, under which China Sun will introduce PacXpert to its broad customer base in Greater China. 19 August 2015
Swiss packaging group Stäger & Co. has extended its product range and manufacturing spread with its acquisition of Czech thermoformer Inovac. The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, sees Inovac based in Rokycany, western Czech Republic, renamed Stäger Inovac Packaging under its new parent company. 18 August 2015
In a new study, German research group Ceresana expects the European plastics market to grow as plastics continue to replace materials such as aluminium, tin plate and glass. After reaching a volume of more than 53 million tonnes in 2014, Ceresana is forecasting revenues in the European plastics market to rise at an average rate of 2.9% p.a to hit €104bn in 2022 . 17 August 2015
Perlen Packaging, the packaging division of Switzerland-based CPH Group, has announced the extension of their Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVdC) coating line in Perlen, Switzerland. The company is investing more than CHF 20m (€18.4m) in the extension of its production capacities for pharmaceutical films in Europe and Asia. 13 August 2015
Uflex, India’s largest film and flexible packaging firm, is investing 550 crore rupees (€76.8m) to build its fourth factory as it tries to enter the country’s aseptic packaging market currently dominated by Tetra Pak. 12 August 2015
Hollywood has proven that movie fans love sequels. A new materials firm is hoping that former buyers of Barex resin feel the same way. The new firm is MSM Poly of Wilmington, Delaware, US.
11 August 2015
In the first half of 2015, Romanian PET bottle maker Star East PET increased its sales by 13% to LEU 62m (€14.1m), and the companny is planning to further expand its sales in the second half of this year, reports local business daily Ziarul Financiar. 7 August 2015
Major packaging converter InterFlex Group has completed a multimillion dollar expansion and consolidated production in the US. 6 August 2015
Selig Sealing Products has a new owner, one that’s looking to hold on to the maker of packaging closure liners for the long haul.
5 August 2015
India-based Bilcare Group's packaging company Bilcare Research, a producer of rigid films and foils, has announced it is to invest €15m at its manufacturing site in Staufen, Germany. 4 August 2015

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