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Hot fill jars: is it the end of the line for glass?
Hot fill jars: is it the end of the line for glass?

Our work is moving ahead to develop a new website that supports the high quality of Plastics News Europe, the magazine for industry leaders launched in April as the successor to European Plastics News. The July/August issue is packed with news, analysis, a look at rigid packaging and a Q&A interview with Craig Ward (Negri Bossi).
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Bolstered by strong growth in its electric and two-platen offerings, China-based Haitian International the country’s biggest maker of injection moulding equipment, posted modest sales growth in the first half of the year. Overall sales for the first half was CNY3.85bn (€533m), up 1% on the same period last year. Net profit was up 2.9% to CNY657m (€91m). ... (more)

Slovakian polymer producer Slovnaft is nearing completion of a project to upgrade and expand its low density polyethylene (LDPE) capacity, installing the new LDPE4 line at its site in Bratislava. Slovnaft, a petrochemicals offshoot of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL, is due to launch the big new unit, replacing seven old PE lines, this November.  
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