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The Serbian Privatisation Agency has launched the privatisation process for local plastics maker Krušik-Plastika. The agency says it is currently accepting offers to acquire a 93.36% stake in the manufacturer. 26 February 2015
Germany-headquartered packaging company Storopack has acquired Italian sales agent Alternative 1999. The company states that Alternative has been its Italian partner since 1999 for the sale of Paperplus paper padding and Airplus air cushions, with Foamplus foam padding being added in 2008. 26 February 2015
Amut, the Novara, Italy-based maker of extruders, thermoforming machines and plastics recycling equipment, has acquired the Italian company that makes Dolci and Bielloni packaging equipment. 26 February 2015
RPC, an international rigid plastic supplier to packaging and non-packaging markets, has completed the acquisition of Promens Group, following the receipt of all required anti-trust clearances. 24 February 2015
Lebanese packaging conglomerate Indevco Group is investing at least $13m (€11.47m) in a plastics factory in Texas, focusing on packaging for the petrochemical industry, according to the company and local economic development officials. 23 February 2015
With 1.9 billion servings per day, Coca-Cola relies on a number of ways to deliver beverages around the world: fountain dispensers, glass and metal, for sure. But there is no material that the company calls on more than PET. The stalwart of soft drink packaging ships more than 60% of the company’s volume each year to consumers, including 56% in non-returnable bottles and 7% in returnable bottles.
23 February 2015
Finland-based plastics packaging group Huhtamaki has announced its end of year financial results for 2014 reporting sales of €2.23bn up from €2.16bn in 2013, an increase of 3%. 20 February 2015
Leading Polish flexible packaging producer Ergis Group has reported a record-breaking net profit for last year, up 64.3% on 2013, despite tough market conditions. 19 February 2015
Smart food packaging labels that change colour to show food freshness are being developed by a Gabriel-Chemie Group and Insignia Technologies partnership. 19 February 2015
Germany-based Mauser Group, an industrial packaging producer, has announced the opening of its new production facility Turkey Mauser IBC in Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey. 18 February 2015
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) finding in January that bisphenol A (BPA) poses no health risk to consumers at current exposure levels may be brought to bear on France, which has unilaterally banned BPA in food packaging. 18 February 2015
Australian-based global packaging giant Amcor will conduct a $500m (€439m) share buyback after posting a healthy post-tax profit of $321.3m (€281.9m) for the six months to 31 December. 18 February 2015
Germany-based medical packaging specialist Gerresheimer has announced its annual financial results showing sales have increased by 1.9% to €1.29bn for 2014 up from €1.265 in 2013. 17 February 2015
Packaging giant RPC Group has continued its investment and growth in the PET sector through the acquisition of Etten-Leur, the Netherlands-based PET Power BV. The purchase brings together two of the principal players in the European packaging market. 17 February 2015
Turkish packaging maker Sarten Ambalaj has unveiled plans to set up a new production facility in Adana, in the country’s southern part. 12 February 2015

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