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ALBEA
Sun Capital sells packaging manufacturer to French investment company PAI Partners (11.01.2018)
AMERICAN BIAXIS
BOPA film production set to increase in Canada (11.01.2018)
TREOFAN
Sale of Americas business / Reorganisation of activities in Europe (22.12.2017)
ALUPOL
Investment in BOPP film production in Krakow / Second Brückner line will be installed in 2019 (11.12.2017)
SEALED AIR
Price increases for food bags and films in EMEA (07.12.2017)
NAMPAK
Turnaround measures launched in Europe and South Africa as group fiscal year results fall (06.12.2017)
COVERIS
Divestment of Americas and Rigid businesses confirmed / Focus on European operations (24.11.2017)
BERRY GLOBAL
Acquisition of films producer Clopay for USD 475m / Rationalisation synergies (23.11.2017)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Production starts in new clean room / Plastic films for pharmaceutical and medical sectors (23.11.2017)
CAPRI SUN
Purchase of Italian films manufacturer Porta Imballaggi / Group intends to become world's biggest pouch-pack manufacturer (21.11.2017)
POLYPAK
Additional production line for flexible packaging in Russia (21.11.2017)
DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS
Introduction of flame-retardant polyester films / Clear and halogen-free PET (21.11.2017)
COVERIS
Restructuring of packaging group into four segments / Divestment of Rigid and Americas businesses? (20.11.2017)
ECOCORTEC
Additional capacities for anti-corrosive films / Investment in production in Croatia (14.11.2017)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Films producer opens innovation centre in Spain for food and consumer packaging (14.11.2017)
INFIANA
Speciality films producer establishes new sales organisation in Asia (14.11.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Sale of Labels division to Multi-Color complete / Plans to strengthen food and pharma businesses (06.11.2017)
HOFFMANN NEOPAC
Swiss tube maker acquires majority of India's 3D Technopack / Foothold in Asian market (01.11.2017)
INDORAMA
PET world market leader to acquire DuPont Teijin Films / Forward integration for polyester films (13.10.2017)
SÜDPACK
Acquisition of packaging films producer Seville Flexpack / First production site in the US (11.10.2017)
PLASTIC LOGIC
Partnership with E Ink will be extended / Flexible screens for mobile applications (10.10.2017)
MARZEK ETIKETTEN+PACKAGING
New plant for flexible packaging in Hungary / Investment amounts to EUR 11m (26.09.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Two new PE lines in Germany / Rising demand for speciality laminates / “CompresSeal” film wins German sustainability award (18.09.2017)
AMCOR
Flexible packaging segment closes unprofitable factories in France (11.09.2017)
RKW
Reinhold Franke appointed to executive board (07.09.2017)
TREOFAN
BOPP films producer aims for growth in Turkey / Partnership with sales specialist Köylü (31.08.2017)
FATRA
Czech plastics processor modernises plastic films production / New injection moulding machines for Ikea products (25.08.2017)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Expansion of capacities in Germany / Films and packaging specialist celebrates 125th anniversary (22.08.2017)
INNOVIA
High-speed film with wide sealing range launched / New BOPP products widen application and market possibilities (22.08.2017)
ERGIS
New stretch film line operating in Poland / Expansion plans for German subsidiary MKF (21.08.2017)
DELTAPLAM
Brazilian food packaging company acquired by Sealed Air (11.08.2017)
RKW
German films manufacturer to invest eight-figure amount in its agricultural segment (09.08.2017)
ALFATHERM
Sale of adhesive tape substrate business to Tekni-Plex (08.08.2017)
UFLEX
Polymeric film developed as replacement to BOPA / Packaging material for oil (07.08.2017)
AVERY DENNISON
US manufacturer appoints Pascale Wautelet as vice president of R&D in EMEA / Label & Graphic Materials division (07.08.2017)
BILCARE RESEARCH
First legal entity opened in China / Local support to pharmaceutical industry (03.08.2017)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
CEO Jakob A. Mosser leaving / Troika to lead until successor is appointed (01.08.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Sale of Labels division agreed with Multi-Color / Majority stake taken in US group / Proceeds to enable further acquisitions (20.07.2017)
CROCCO
Film manufacturer expanding production in Italy / New plant and warehouse / 50th anniversary (19.07.2017)
JINDAL
Takeover of Apeldoorn Flexible Packaging / BOPP specialist expands into load security films (18.07.2017)
PLASTICS CAPITAL
Manufacturer gets turnover boost from acquisitions / Deals add nearly GBP 9m to top line (11.07.2017)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
EUR 1.6 bn bond for film manufacturer / Special dividend for owner SVP / Acquisition of Linpac complete (04.07.2017)
RKW
Film manufacturer closing facility in eastern Germany / Agricultural film production relocating to Michelstadt (03.07.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Investment in laminating plant in Russia / Growing demand for food packaging (03.07.2017)
JINDAL FILMS
Joint development of recyclable film for food packaging with TIPA / New polyester plant in the USA planned (30.06.2017)
TAKATA
Japanese airbag manufacturer makes bankruptcy application / US competitor Key Safety Systems takes over activities (29.06.2017)
ONGROPACK
Hungarian film manufacturer brings a further line on stream (28.06.2017)
TREOFAN
Additional BOPP capacity in Mexico / Old line to be mothballed / Part of corporate reinvestment programme (27.06.2017)
ISOCLIMA
Glass and polycarbonate glazing specialist to be sold to Sterling Square (22.06.2017)
AVERY DENNISON
Noel Kasmi promoted to senior director, sales for Label and Packaging Materials Europe (14.06.2017)
TREOFAN
Adjusted EBITDA rises by 18% / Speciality films make up 72% of sales volume (13.06.2017)
TRANSCENDIA
Goldman Sachs fund buys US speciality films manufacturer / Deal cleared by Ireland (08.06.2017)
AMCOR
Speciality plastics food container business acquired in Colombia (26.05.2017)
FLEXICO
Child-resistant closure for pouch packs / French group expanding in Europe (25.05.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Investor Wendel considers sale / Goldman Sachs hired to evaluate options / Proceeds to fund further acquisitions (19.05.2017)
TREOFAN
Investment in speciality film coating line in Italy to meet rising demand / Start-up planned for Q2 2018 (17.05.2017)
EXCELRISE
French packaging group intends to produce PE film from recycled material / New subsidiary XL Recycling (28.04.2017)
AMCOR
Michael Zacka appointed as CCO (28.04.2017)
COSMO FILMS
BOPET films expansion in India / Strong growth expected (27.04.2017)
JINDAL FILMS
New metalliser and extruder at Italian site / Startup due in second half of 2017 (26.04.2017)
SOCAR POLYMER
Plans for production of BOPP films in Sumgayit (20.04.2017)
TRANSCENDIA
Acquisition of PE film provider / Transilwrap rebranded (13.04.2017)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
SVP endeavouring to acquire Linpac / Complete withdrawal possible via IPO in New York (07.04.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Romania plant to be closed / New printing technology in Belgium / Record 2016 sales surpass EUR 2 bn (29.03.2017)
TREOFAN
Major supply contract for separator films / Chinese producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric buses (28.03.2017)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Extension of clean room extrusion for pharmaceutical films (22.03.2017)
RAVEN INDUSTRIES
Production of geomembrane liners expanded to meet shale gas drilling demand (16.03.2017)
AVERY DENNISON
Acquisition of China's Yongle Tape for USD 190m / Production facilities in Zhuozhou and Shanghai (14.03.2017)
LINPAC
Additional film line to be installed at French facility / Collaboration with Klöckner Pentaplast to develop MAP pack for fresh food and liquids (09.03.2017)
EVONIK
New stretching and polishing plant in Weiterstadt / Production to start at the end of 2017 (09.03.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Acquisition of Italian dairy lidding company TR Alucap (07.03.2017)
JINDAL FILMS
Additional line to bring capacity increase at Belgian site (06.03.2017)
PLASTICS CAPITAL
Q3 revenues ahead of expectations / Synpac integration proceeding well / Palagan operation's sales weaker as it undertakes strategic re-adjustment (27.02.2017)
EVONIK
New multi-layer PMMA films plant to be built at Weiterstadt / Start-up in late 2018 (17.02.2017)
MONDI
Acquisition of UK's Excelsior / Enhances consumer packaging business (10.02.2017)
LACTIPS
French start-up planning water-soluble films based on casein / Competing with PVOH film (09.02.2017)
XIAMEN CHANGSU
Work begins on BOPA 4.0 production facility in China / Four LISIM lines to be installed (03.02.2017)
ALUPOL
First BOPP line starts up / Multi-layer machine provided by Brückner / Spanish competitor Poligal also expanding in Poland (01.02.2017)
OPP FILM
Second BOPP film line starts up in El Salvador / Peruvian films producer responds to rising Central American demand (30.01.2017)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Perlen Packaging's suppository films business acquired (25.01.2017)
DANFOL
Selling Plazit Polygal's optical thin film in Europe (20.01.2017)
ONGROPACK
Hungarian PVC film producer invests in new stretching line (13.01.2017)
SAICA
Spanish paper group buys into the plastic films business / Acquisition of three Dutch converters (11.01.2017)
SEALED AIR
Pack product manufacturing begins at Volgograd site (06.01.2017)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Expansion of Slovakian site inaugurated / Larger portfolio of super-thin films (05.01.2017)
PARAGON FILMS
Leading US stretch film specialist purchased by investor Wind Point Partners (23.12.2016)
CORRECTION - INNOVIA
Canada's CCL Industries acquires UK-based BOPP film manufacturer / EUR 810m deal (21.12.2016)
CLONDALKIN
Takeover by Egeria complete / New CEO and CFO installed (21.12.2016)
AVERY DENNISON
Purchase of Israeli speciality films producer Hanita Coatings / Second pressure-sensitive materials acquisition this year (20.12.2016)
TREOFAN
Sales partnership with Swiss distributor Chromos (07.12.2016)
POLIFILM
Former Folag production company purchased in Vietnam / Plans for future extension (06.12.2016)
SÜDPACK
Plant expansion inaugurated in Poland / Plastic film products for eastern Europe (17.11.2016)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Purchase of Dutch flexible packaging producer Drukkerij Zwart / First acquisition under new owner Lindsay Goldberg (14.11.2016)
AMCOR
Purchase of Chinese flexible packaging producer Hebei Qite for USD 28m / Acquisition of Sonoco's rigid plastics blow moulding slate wrapped up (11.11.2016)
LINPAC
Owner SVP puts packager up for sale / CEO Dayan says business is going well (07.11.2016)
BENECKE-KALIKO
Continental subsidiary acquires surface specialist Hornschuch / Film, laminate and artificial leather producer joins automotive OEM (24.10.2016)
MONDI
Packaging group expands Austrian stand-up pouch production facility (19.10.2016)
KI GROUP POLYMER SUMMIT
RKW chief executive Harald Biederbick to speak about film producer's experiences in China / “Lessons learned and perspectives” (18.10.2016)
TREOFAN
Main shareholder M&C acquires full control / “Further options for growth” (18.10.2016)
INFIANA
Extruder added to US facility / Further equipment to be installed in H2 2017 / Building & construction portfolio strengthened (17.10.2016)
POLYSTAR
EUR 5.5m investment to increase PE film production capacity / Response to commercial concerns raised by “Brexit” vote (12.10.2016)
NOVAMONT
Renewable BDO plant starts up at Bottrighe / Output 70% higher than planned / Products claimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 56% / Genomatica technology (11.10.2016)
ESSEL PROPACK
Full ownership of German joint venture / Strong platform for growth in Europe (27.09.2016)
AVERY DENNISON
Expansion of Luxembourg packaging facility to meet rising demand / Initial output due in H2 2018 (19.09.2016)
CLONDALKIN
Sale of Flexible Packaging business to Dutch private equity firm Egeria / Completion expected in Q4 (15.09.2016)
ALBEA
Acquisition of Slovakian laminate tubes company Scandolara Tub-Est / Sixth plant in Europe (08.09.2016)
BIAXPLEN
Igor Klimov named executive director of Russian BOPP film producer / Sergey Komyshan with new responsibilities (01.09.2016)
MOPAC
Investor pledges funds for parts of struggling Swiss packaging producer's activities / Workforce down to a third of earlier levels (30.08.2016)
LINPAC
Plans to expand Americas' business / CEO Dayan says rPET is the material of the future (29.08.2016)
HORN & BAUER
Aluminium-free, high-barrier film introduced / Light, transparent and efficient replacement for aluminium composites, glass and cans (25.08.2016)
TEIJIN
DuPont's share in PET film joint ventures in Japan and Indonesia acquired / Market continues to consolidate (23.08.2016)
LINPAC
French film plant in Dalidet to be shuttered / Following divestments, company still sees additional losses in 2015 / Market likely to consolidate further (16.08.2016)
RPC
Purchase of UK flexible PE film producer BPI wrapped up / Total group sales now exceed GBP 2.5 bn (10.08.2016)
A. SCHULMAN
New five-layer blown film extrusion line for Belgian technology centre / R&D tool also accessible to external parties (09.08.2016)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Acquisition of Vietnamese film producer Oai Hung / Entering Asian pharmaceuticals market / Foothold for further regional expansion (08.08.2016)
ESSEL PROPACK
Plant opened in Colombia / Growing demand from Andean region and South America (01.08.2016)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Austrian flexible packaging producer bought by investor Lindsay Goldberg / Growth plans foresee future acquisitions (25.07.2016)
AVERY DENNISON
EUR 17m investment at German plant / New coater for Graphics Solutions business (25.07.2016)
PLASTICS CAPITAL
UK packager Synpac acquired / Purchase complements existing films businesses (22.07.2016)
UFLEX
Alliance with WaveFront Technology extended to Europe / Film production to start in Poland by end 2016 (19.07.2016)
RKW
German film producer invests in Vietnamese plant / Additional printing capacity for multipack shrink films (18.07.2016)
MONDI
Purchase of Russian packager Uralplastic-N (14.07.2016)
FUTAMURA CHEMICALS
Acquisition of “Cellophane” business completed / Innovia Films' Keith Fell appointed general manager of European operations (12.07.2016)
MARZEK ETIKETTEN+PACKAGING
New plant for flexible packaging in Hungary / Investment of more than EUR 11m (06.07.2016)
INFIANA
Collaboration signed with Chinese company / Development of products for construction and waterproofing sectors (05.07.2016)
ALFATHERM
Italian PVC producer acquired by OpenGate Capital / Larger European PVC portfolio (28.06.2016)
KALLE
German sausage casings producer sold from one investor to another / Acquisition price more than doubles that of 2009 (24.06.2016)
TRANSILWRAP
Acquisition of Dow's speciality films business is completed / Presence in Europe strengthened (21.06.2016)
MOPAC
Ailing Swiss packaging producer still looking for investor / Business as usual (17.06.2016)
AMCOR
Initiatives to drive earnings growth in Flexibles segment / Several plants in developed markets may be affected / Economic conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate (14.06.2016)
INFIANA
Speciality films capacity expansions in Germany and the US / EUR 20m investment part of global growth plans (14.06.2016)
RPC
Agreement to buy leading PE film producer BPI / EUR 332m deal expected to close in August this year / First entry into the flexible plastics market / Position as key European consolidator confirmed (10.06.2016)
MONDI
Agreement to buy Turkish packager Kalenobel for EUR 90m (08.06.2016)
PLASTCHIM-T
Acquisition of Brückner BOPP line / Added flexibility to meet market demands (03.06.2016)
OERLEMANS PACKAGING
Purchase of film specialist Flexpak / Dutch flexible packaging producer on growth path (19.05.2016)
AMCOR
Purchase of Canadian custom precision moulder Plastic Moulders / Latest step in growth strategy (17.05.2016)
RKW
Expansion of Unseburg site and workforce / Underlining commitment to Saxony-Anhalt (12.05.2016)
TREOFAN
Speciality films growth drives significant increase in operating profit / First commercial orders for “Treopore” now being delivered / Optimistic outlook for 2016 (04.05.2016)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Investment of EUR 4m at German site Weiden / Rising demand from confectionery products (02.05.2016)
CLONDALKIN
Investment in laser perforation unit for 100% food-safe films (28.04.2016)
AMCOR
Plans to acquire Alusa / South American flexible packaging sales to double (25.04.2016)
TOPPAN PRINTING
US subsidiary completes barrier film production facility in Georgia (20.04.2016)
HAARTZ
China-based joint venture for interior car parts / Production expected in late 2017 / Output to meet fast-growing demand (19.04.2016)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Significant capacity expansion at UK subsidiary / High-quality consumer packaging for UK-based customers (15.04.2016)
INNOVIA
“Cellophane” business sold to Japan's Futamura Chemical / Focus on polymer films and banknotes / Japanese buyer gains global-scale production (14.04.2016)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Higher volumes and acquisitions boost profits in 2015 / Prospects good for 2016 / Cost competitiveness and operational efficiency initiatives continue (06.04.2016)
DOW
Agreement to sell Specialty Films business to Transilwrap / Transaction would include certain operations in France (04.04.2016)
BILCARE RESEARCH
Capacity expansion in USA to meet rising pharma packaging demand (24.03.2016)
COVERIS
Purchase of Ecuador-based shrink film specialist Supraplast / UK graphics services division also acquires further expertise (09.03.2016)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Seventh consecutive year of increasing earnings in 2015 / North American business returns to profit / Strong performance in UK recycling operation (04.03.2016)
TREOFAN
Ultra-thin film wins European innovation award / Cooperation with Borealis (02.03.2016)
POLYVERIS
Consolidation among Swiss packaging producers continues / Rescue company for former Folag files for bankruptcy (23.02.2016)
QUINN PACKAGING
Investment in new PET extrusion line in Ireland / Recycling system gives competitive edge (19.02.2016)
PETROPLASTVINORA
Swiss packaging producer about to be acquired by Papier-Mettler? / Plans to shutter Andwil facility (18.02.2016)
INDUSTRIEBETRIEBE SWATEK
Austrian film producer shuts down / Blames political pressure against plastic packaging (12.02.2016)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
EUR 4m investment in Spanish plant (09.02.2016)
INFIANA
Brazilian packaging production plant sold to Packing Group / Economic prospects in the country not deemed favourable to speciality films (09.02.2016)
HUHTAMAKI
Takeover of Fiomo completed (08.02.2016)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Sale of China subsidiary to Amcor / Business expected to break even in fiscal 2015 (02.02.2016)
AEP INDUSTRIES
Operating income rises 65% in fiscal 2015 / Volatility in resin market hits film sales (28.01.2016)
AMCOR
Purchase of US flexible packaging company Deluxe Packages (11.01.2016)
HUHTAMAKI
Acquisition of Czech foils and labels producer Fiomo for EUR 28m / Expansion of flexible packaging footprint in eastern Europe (05.01.2016)
JINDAL FILMS
Americas subsidiary relocates to Troup County / Investment in LaGrange site (18.12.2015)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Takeover of South Africa's Afripack completed (17.12.2015)
JINDAL FILMS
Expansion planned at Italian facility / Part of "aggressive" growth strategy for specialty films business (14.12.2015)
GRABOPLAST
Extensive upgrades in Hungary / Floor coverings producer launches PVC undercarriage technology for the automotive segment (30.11.2015)
RKW
Film producer closes plants in Germany and Spain / 180 employees affected (27.11.2015)
MITSUBISHI PLASTICS
USD 100m capacity boost for BOPET film in South Carolina / 60th anniversary of "Hostaphan" business (23.11.2015)
INNOVIA
Security film facility opened at Wigton site / EUR 57m investment / Output to be used for UK bank notes (23.11.2015)
POLY-AMERICA
New PE film plant in South Carolina / Plans revived after nine years / Start-up scheduled for 2017 (19.11.2015)
POLIBAK
Turkish BOPP producer expands Izmir headquarters / New Brückner machine put into operation (17.11.2015)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Closure of Widnes plant, staff cuts elsewhere / Full-year outlook should match expectations (17.11.2015)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Acquisition of Australian labels producer Pemara / Expanded foothold in Asia Pacific (13.11.2015)
MONDI
Purchase of South Korean flexible packager KSP / Strengthening stand-up pouch operations / New foothold in Asia (12.11.2015)
BIAXPLEN
Sibur subsidiary now part of Basic Polymers division / CEOs reshuffled (06.11.2015)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
R&D Competence Centre in Germany opens its doors (29.10.2015)
MOPAC
Numerous jobs at risk at ailing Swiss packaging producer / Up to 80 employees could be laid off (26.10.2015)
PSB INDUSTRIES
French packaging specialist to acquire US producer Topline Products / Cosmetics business strengthened (26.10.2015)
TREOFAN
New high-performance BOPP line started up in Neunkirchen / EUR 30m investment (21.10.2015)
COVERIS
Flexibles France subsidiary invests EUR 10m in operations / Response to increase in pet food demand (16.10.2015)
FOLAG
PetroplastVinora owners establish rescue company for bankrupt Swiss packaging producer (13.10.2015)
FAERCH PLAST
Purchase of Sealed Air's European food trays business and “Cryovac” brand / Manufacturing sites in UK and Spain (07.10.2015)
MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM
USD 100m expansion at South Carolina BOPET plant (06.10.2015)
COFRESCO
German film producer acquires UK competitor Wrap Film (06.10.2015)
FOLAG
Swiss film producer files for insolvency / Currency crisis following franc's decoupling / Margin pressure too high / At least 145 employees to be laid off (25.09.2015)
SÜDPACK
Acquisition of Polish flexoprint specialist Bahpol (23.09.2015)
BILCARE RESEARCH
Film capacity in Germany increased to meet rising pharma packaging demand (10.09.2015)
POLIFILM
Acquisition of Germany's Mondi Osterburken plant now done and dusted (04.09.2015)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Earnings improve in H1 2015 / Polymer price peak seen to have passed / Confidence for full year (02.09.2015)
TREOFAN
Launch of “Treofan EPT” BOPP film for in-mould labelling / “Visually and functionally near-indistinguishable” from injection moulding (26.08.2015)
UFLEX
Aseptic liquids packaging plant to be built in Gujarat / EUR 76m investment / Annual output of 7 bn packs (25.08.2015)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Record sales of over EUR 530m in 2014 / Expansion at German headquarters in Lengerich / New high-rack warehouse in Bavaria (10.08.2015)
POLIFILM
Acquisition of Germany's Mondi Osterburken plant / Expansion with laminate and label films (30.07.2015)
LINPAC
Distribution deal with Croatia's stretch film producer Bomark / Packaging materials for the Balkans (29.07.2015)
INFIANA
Strengthening of North American films business / Additional extruder capacity to be installed in Pennsylvania (29.07.2015)
JINDAL FILMS
Investment in BOPP innovation and testing laboratories in Belgium and USA / Supporting “aggressive growth plans” (22.07.2015)
PREGIS
Mexico plant expanded to meet rising demand / PE sheet and plank foam (22.07.2015)
AMCOR
USD 26m deal to acquire Packaging India from Essel Propack / Larger footprint in “very attractive” market (20.07.2015)
COVERIS
Further expansion into UK food packaging market / Two flexographic presses to be commissioned over the next year (16.07.2015)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Purchase of South African flexible packaging producer Afripack / Larger footprint in market with “tremendous potential” / Alexander Baumgartner to take over as CEO in October (14.07.2015)
LINPAC
Expansion of French plant in Pontivy / Thinner film for food packaging (07.07.2015)
TORAY
Acquisition of fuel cell supplier SolviCore / Founders Solvay and Umicore to focus on polymer activities (06.07.2015)
VIBAC
Serbian tape production plant to be opened / EUR 60m investment (02.07.2015)
UKRPLASTIC
EU-Ukraine association pact offers chances for plastics converters / Many need to catch up to western standards says packaging producer Ukrplastics's chair / Long-term cooperation with Dow (26.06.2015)
RKW
Backsheet film production unit inaugurated in China (25.06.2015)
BENECKE-KALIKO
Work starts to raise polyolefin-based foil production / Output to meet growing demand in NAFTA region / Aids vehicle lightweighting (17.06.2015)
XIAMEN CHANGSU
Leading Chinese BOPA film producer installs Brückner “LISIM” simultaneous technology line (15.06.2015)
EMIL DEISS
German PE bin bag producer lifts prices (11.06.2015)
AMCOR
Purchase of China's Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging completed (09.06.2015)
TEKNI-PLEX
Acquisition of Italian films divisions completed / Business as usual for customers (15.05.2015)
TREOFAN
Reaping the benefits of previous restructuring / BOPP film producer expects significant growth in 2015 / Additional investments planned (12.05.2015)
POLIFILM
Price hike for laminate and label films / Direct response to recent FM announcements (12.05.2015)
MELITTA
German film plant run by Cofresco subsidiary to be shuttered / Capacity to be relocated to Poland (11.05.2015)
TRIOPLAST
Andreas Malmberg becomes new CEO at Swedish PE film producer (05.05.2015)
FAERCH PLAST
Purchase of UK thermoformed packaging producer Anson Packaging / Largest acquisition in company history / Three-year investment programme (28.04.2015)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
GBP 5m upgrade of Scottish films facility / Plant improvements worth GBP 20m planned in 2015 (22.04.2015)
FAERCH PLAST
Launching “aggressive” international expansion strategy / Plans call for distributors network for CPET and “MAPET II” (21.04.2015)
EVERTIS
Raising PET film output in Portugal / Selenis sister company plans to grow in Europe (16.04.2015)
KURARAY
Acquisition of Australian bio-based barrier film producer Plantic / Significant synergies expected (16.04.2015)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Operating profit increases for sixth consecutive year in 2014 / Volumes continue to improve / Raw materials costs fall / Confidence for 2015 (19.03.2015)
SONOCO
Agreement to acquire majority stake in Brazilian flexible packaging producer Graffo (12.03.2015)
TEKNI-PLEX
Acquisition of two Italian facilities from Gallazzi / Blisterpack portfolio widened / Food and technical PVC film and sheet (04.03.2015)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Strategic review following proposed merger with Stellar / Brazilian film and bag production to cease / Focus on Asia Pacific (02.03.2015)
INNOVIA
Mineral oil migration protection from BOPP film / Seaweed chips packaged in wood pulp-based “NatureFlex” (26.02.2015)
EXTEN
Swiss film producer announces drastic salary cuts / Workforce on strike (25.02.2015)
VIBAC
BOPP film manufacturer modernises plant in southern Italy / Staff cuts prevent closure (24.02.2015)
INDEVCO
Lebanese conglomerate sets up Indevco Plastics subsidiary in the US / Packaging solutions for petrochemical exports / Commercial offices throughout Europe (24.02.2015)
AMERPLAST
Marketing PerfoTec's laser perforation system technology in Europe / Improved film permeability allows longer shelf life (10.02.2015)
CSP TECHNOLOGIES
Pharmaceutical packaging specialist acquired by global investment firm Wendel / Enterprise value USD 360m / Business to merge with Constantia Flexibles? (05.02.2015)
EVONIK
Investment in Finnish nanophotonics company / Minority share acquired in syndicate with venture capital firm (02.02.2015)
INFIANA
New name for Huhtamaki Films following MBO (16.01.2015)
SOLOFILMZ
Russian films producer to invest EUR 3.6m in new plant in Togliatti / Plans to capture 5% stake in domestic multilayer film market by 2020 (15.01.2015)
THRACE PLASTICS
Joint venture in geosynthetic clay liners with Eurobent / Facility built in northern Greece (14.01.2015)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
French holding acquires majority stake in Austrian packaging producer / Plans to grow business (07.01.2015)
POLIGAL
Spanish film producer invests EUR 30m in new BOPP plant in Poland / Start-up in 2016 (07.01.2015)
HUHTAMAKI
Sale of Films business wrapped up (06.01.2015)
INNOVIA
Mark Robertshaw to replace David Beeby as BOPP film producer's chief executive (05.01.2015)
AMCOR
Chinese flexible packaging producer Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging acquired / South Chinese footprint now also includes pharmaceutical packaging (22.12.2014)
MORERA Y VALLEJO
EUR 15m modernisation for Andalucia agricultural film plants / New lines to be operational in May 2015 (11.12.2014)
POLIGAL
Spanish BOPP film producer to begin cast PP film production in Portugal / EUR 7m investment in Reifenhäuser line (08.12.2014)
CLONDALKIN
Additional printing presses installed at Wentus and Flexoplast subsidiaries in Germany and The Netherlands / Capacity expanded (03.12.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Merger with Stellar Films is proposed (27.11.2014)
HUHTAMAKI
Films segment sold for EUR 141m as part of management buyout / Focus on food packaging (25.11.2014)
VICTREX
Expansion of UK “Aptiv” PEEK-based films plant (24.11.2014)
BENECKE-KALIKO
Acquisition of two upholstery material plants from Belgium's Mecaseat / Raising activities in southern and eastern Europe (19.11.2014)
LERG
Polish resin producer acquires film manufacturer Marpol (13.11.2014)
POLIPAKS
Export-oriented Latvian flexible packaging producer invests EUR 28.5m in new production hub (12.11.2014)
PLASTICS CAPITAL
Agreement to acquire UK film and bag producer Flexipol Packaging / EUR 13.5m deal (11.11.2014)
KINGSPAN
USD 82m acquisition of Pactiv's North American Building Insulation business (07.11.2014)
BIAXPLEN
Russian BOPP producer starts exporting to Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina / EU exports now account for 17% of total sales (04.11.2014)
COVERIS
Packaging giant quits resin trade business / Strategic focus on core activities (14.10.2014)
TREOFAN
Move to mass production of “TreoPore” BOPP films / Targets rapid growth in China (29.09.2014)
BPI
Operating profit improves in UK and Europe / Sales volumes up in H1 / North America records loss due to installation delay (17.09.2014)
BEMIS
Pressure sensitive materials unit to be sold to private equity / Proceeds to benefit flexible packaging (11.09.2014)
FAERCH PLAST
Danish packager doubles thermoforming capacity at UK plant (26.08.2014)
SUOMINEN
Finnish manufacturer divests flexible packaging business / Focus now on non-wovens (15.08.2014)
SEALED AIR
Relocating HQ and manufacturing to North Carolina / Move aimed at enhancing collaboration and efficiencies / WR Grace settlement will improve cash position (29.07.2014)
HUHTAMAKI
Possible divestment of films business / Focus on food packaging / EBIT improves in Q2 2014 (22.07.2014)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Preparing film and packaging manufacturer for a potential sale? / Banks tasked with search for options (22.07.2014)
INNOVIA
Home compostable bio-based film launched for lidding applications / Laminate packaging developed for organic products / Several partnerships (15.07.2014)
HUHTAMAKI
Plan to acquire Positive Packaging / Foothold in India, UAE and African flexible packaging markets (14.07.2014)
GREIF
Closure of Saudi flexible products plant / Equipment reallocated to other facilities (14.07.2014)
FOLAG
Swiss film manufacturer acquires large part of competitor Pavag / Production to be relocated (14.07.2014)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
German packaging and film specialist wants to raise sales beyond EUR 500m / Expanding German and Polish plants (02.07.2014)
COVERIS
Packaging producer raises capacities / New "Triplex" laminating line for German site in Neuwied / "DuoSmart" cups production commences in Finland (30.06.2014)
OCME
New “Packetto” technology allows material savings up to 35% for shrink wrapping (26.06.2014)
PEOPLE
German film giant RKW appoints Harald Biederbick as CEO / Roland Roth joins supervisory board / Restructuring global business areas (11.06.2014)
KURARAY
Acquisition of DuPont's Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls activities complete (06.06.2014)
BIAXPLEN
EUR 40m BOPP line starts up in Russian Samara region / Output to be sold to European markets as well (30.05.2014)
RKW
Biofol acquisition completed / Expanding agricultural and construction film activities (26.05.2014)
TREOFAN
BOPP film producer sets up new Packaging and Labels business units (22.05.2014)
PS POLYMER SOURCING
Schur Flexibles establishes procurement company to also serve external firms / Wolfgang Klare becomes managing director (14.05.2014)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Latest acquisition involves Danapak Flexibles (12.05.2014)
INNOVIA
Arle Capital private equity fund buys BOPP film producer / New owner spun out of bankrupt former majority shareholder Candover Investments (01.05.2014)
DOMO CHEMICALS
Belgian PA producer plans to acquire Italian BOPA film manufacturer CFP Flexible Packaging (17.04.2014)
RKW
Follow-up: Authorities give green light for Hyplast takeover / Expansion of agricultural film activities continues (16.04.2014)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
Takeover of Spanish BOPP film producer Derprosa Film (14.04.2014)
RKW AGRI
Plans to acquire German film manufacturer Biofol Film / Raising agricultural and construction film activities (14.04.2014)
RKW
German film producer prepares to enter Chinese market / Guangzhou production plant to start up in late 2014 (09.04.2014)
TREOFAN
Capacitor and “TreoPore” films activities to merge into new Electronics Business unit / Restructuring efforts continue (01.04.2014)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
BOPP expansion in Egypt and Hungary / Growth for the world's No. 2 producer / 5-layer capacity for IML (31.03.2014)
GREENPAK
Chinese barrier film producer predicts uptake in local demand / “Evolution” blown film line from Germany's Reifenhäuser (20.03.2014)
EASTMAN
Agreement to acquire speciality films producer CLC / Strengthening performance films portfolio / Purchase includes global distribution hubs (18.03.2014)
MULTIVAC
Exclusive global distributor of Krehalon's “FormShrink” film portfolio (18.03.2014)
COVERIS
Purchase of UK caps manufacturer Closures / Raising PET film capacity in Poland (12.03.2014)
PLASTRIBUTION
UK distributor acquires flexible and rigid films manufacturer Armstrong Bradley (12.03.2014)
TREOFAN
German film manufacturer no longer in the red / Plans to restructure portfolio to produce 80% speciality films (11.03.2014)
MONDI
German packaging plant officially shuttered (10.03.2014)
NAMPAK
Additional multi-layer flexible packaging capacity in South Africa / New Windmöller & Hölscher co-extruder to serve special needs of African market (10.03.2014)
RKW
Follow up: RKW Agri subsidiary established / Hyplast activities to be allocated to Philippsthal and Michelstadt production sites in Germany (10.03.2014)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Purchase of Slovakian flexible films producer Moneta-S / New foothold in eastern Europe (06.03.2014)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
European performance contributes to 10% operating profit increase in 2013 / Restructuring charge for UK consumer operations / “Encouraging” rise in volumes (06.03.2014)
RKW
Plans to acquire Belgium's agricultural film specialist Hyplast / 40,000 t/y capacity in Hoogstraten (05.03.2014)
EFEKT PLUS
Follow-up: Polish stretch film specialist plans third capacity expansion / Output to reach 100,000 t/y by 2015 (27.02.2014)
FAERCH PLAST
Danish Rigid plastic packaging producer acquired by EQT private equity fund (20.02.2014)
TETRA PAK
Drink cartons producer touts plans to close Moerdijk facility (29.01.2014)
VAN DER WINDT
Takeover of sister packaging company Mecari Plastics (23.01.2014)
TREOFAN
BOPP manufacturer invests EUR 30m in new German film production line / Special five-layer extrusion design by Andritz (21.01.2014)
TERPHANE
US company raises BOPET and metallisation capacity in Brazil / USD 80m investment (17.01.2014)
ERGIS
New production line for Polish stretch films specialist (09.01.2014)
TREOFAN
Major shareholders invest EUR 35m in refinancing exercise / Strong support for corporate growth strategy (20.12.2013)
EFEKT PLUS
Stretch film specialist moves ahead with capacity expansion (13.12.2013)
KURARAY
Acquisition of DuPont's PVA/PVB safety glass business / USD 543m deal expected to close in 2014 (28.11.2013)
POLIBOL
Spanish flexible packaging printer acquires Madrid-based packaging manufacturer / Sales set to increase to EUR 40m in 2014 (25.11.2013)
SEALED AIR
Agreement to sell rigid medical packaging assets / Remains committed to medical films / Regional office in China (18.11.2013)
ALFATHERM
Mission accomplished with court approval of restructuring agreement (14.11.2013)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Lower film sales in third quarter as shortest growing season closes / Rising raw material prices compress margins (14.11.2013)
POLIGOF
Acquisition of Nuova Pansac film facility in Mira (31.10.2013)
SCHUR STAR SYSTEMS
Relocation of production site in the US to meet regional demand (29.10.2013)
BASF
Start-up of new test line for packaging and technical films (16.10.2013)
NUOVA PANSAC
Administrator of ailing Italian film producer receives offers for four plants / Portogruaro facility to be permanently shuttered (11.10.2013)
CORBION PURAC
Collaboration with Innovia Films to develop PLA biofilms / Early tests show improved resistance to higher temperatures (11.10.2013)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Opening of a new subsidiary in Dubai (08.10.2013)
WALKI
Finnish company officially opens third Polish packaging production site (23.09.2013)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
PE film producer makes good on results forecast / Mainland Europe drives 14% jump in H1 / Higher energy costs negative factor in UK performance (02.09.2013)
ANDRITZ
Austrian engineering specialists commission BOPET line in China (27.08.2013)
INNOVIA
Plan to expand BOPP capacity at UK site / Addition of a new gas turbine (26.08.2013)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Record sales of EUR 659m in first half of 2013 / Operating profit growth of 18% / Positive outlook for second half-year (22.08.2013)
BIAXPLEN
Pre-commissioning underway for new BOPP line in Russia (08.08.2013)
MORERA & VALLEJO
Sale of insolvent TPM now complete / Doubling of revenues and expanding international activities for 2014 envisioned (11.06.2013)
TREOFAN
Acquisition of India's Max Speciality Films called off (05.06.2013)
UNIGEL
Chemicals company looking to sell BOPP packaging business / Rumours of PS consolidation in Brazilian market (03.06.2013)
POLYTHENE UK
Launch of bio-based and fully recyclable material (30.04.2013)
DOW EUROPE
Partnership with PetroplastVinora launches stretch sleeve label / High performance properties answer calls from brand owners (25.04.2013)
EXOPACK / KOBUSCH
Technology alliance with Dutch PerfoTec / Innovative equipment extends shelf life of fresh produce / Film offering to expand in Europe and North America (10.04.2013)
CLONDALKIN
Dutch packager divests large swathes of US flexible packaging operations / Sale of Van der Windt Group (09.04.2013)
WALKI
Building new plant in Poland / Focus on consumer packaging and forest industry segments (28.03.2013)
MONDI
Packaging plant in Lindlar to close up shop / Pouch manufacture will be redistributed among three other facilities (21.03.2013)
HUHTAMAKI
Efficiency measures introduced in foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania segment / 2012 operating profit increases by 34% to EUR 162m (18.03.2013)
TREOFAN
Restructuring plan for Neunkirchen facility passed / Fewer redundancies than originally feared (15.03.2013)
SAINT-GOBAIN
Westlake buys US-based PVC pipe business / Strengthening activities in biopharmaceutical components made of plastic (12.03.2013)
BILCARE RESEARCH / ALFATHERM
Swapping pharma and furniture business activities / Focusing on core competencies (11.03.2013)
SEALED AIR
Cost synergies and higher volumes help drive up operating profit in 2012 / Diversey acquisition adds to gains / New financial reporting divisions in Q4 (01.03.2013)
TRIOPLAST
Swedish facility to close as production is focused on one site / EUR 30m investment in machinery and automation (27.02.2013)
TREOFAN
BOPP film manufacturer on track for growth / Management wants to increase sales outside Europe / Job cuts at German plant in Neunkirchen / High potential for technical film (12.02.2013)
PAKISTAN
Symphony CEO welcomes plastic bag legislation / All plastics must be oxo-biodegradable from April (07.02.2013)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Purchase of land ahead of functional films expansion at US site (01.02.2013)
AEP INDUSTRIES
Operating profit rises 42% as sales are lifted by Webster acquisition (30.01.2013)
TREOFAN
New business unit for “TreoPore” microporous separator membrane (29.01.2013)
BASF
Sale of Conica Sport Surfaces to Serafin Group / New owner will grow the brand through “targeted investment” (14.01.2013)
ZHEJIANG YUNSU FILM INDUSTRIAL
Chinese group to commission new BOPP line in 2013 / Austria's Andritz supplies machinery (19.12.2012)
TREOFAN
Multi-national executive committee for strategic redirection / Two new positions created (11.12.2012)
MONDI
Packaging producer building new manufacturing hall in Germany / New administrative tract (28.11.2012)
BRÜCKNER
Portugal's film producer Casfil invests in BOPP line (12.11.2012)
EXXONMOBIL
BOPP films business to be sold to India's Jindal PolyFilm / Merged capacity totals 480,000 t/y (30.10.2012)
EASTMAN
Completion of PVB expansion in Belgium (30.10.2012)
SITA
New PE agricultural and industrial film recycling plant opened in France (30.10.2012)
AMCOR
Three non-core flexible packaging plants sold to Integrated Packaging (23.10.2012)
FILM RECYCLING UK
BPI: Combat export restrictions by increasing product recycled content / Focus on domestic market / "Recycling not going fantastically well" (18.10.2012)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
Cooperating with Poland's Invico on coated BOPP and BoPLA films / New coating lines (04.10.2012)
UPDATE - MONDI
Nordenia acquisition wrapped up / A new consumer packaging giant is born (02.10.2012)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
German packaging specialist Vacufol acquired / Austrian group plans additional purchases (12.09.2012)
TREOFAN
Non-binding offer to acquire Indian BOPP film manufacturer Max Speciality Films / Expanding footprint in Asia (12.09.2012)
BEMIS
Follow-up: French plant among those scheduled to be closed by year's end (29.08.2012)
BEMIS
Lower unit volumes bring sales fall in second quarter of 2012 / Packaging supplier continues to implement facility consolidation programme (24.08.2012)
ERGIS
Polish film manufacturer commissions new PE stretch film line in Olawa (16.08.2012)
EUROSAK
Redundant workers to form production coop / Aim to preserve jobs and company (08.08.2012)
GATRONOVA
Pakistan's largest PET producer commissions country's first BOPET line / 50% of output to go towards export (06.08.2012)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Majority share in Germany's Flexofol Verpackungen acquired / Planning additional expansion in Europe (06.08.2012)
MITSUBISHI PLASTICS
Building new functional films facility in China / Catering to rising agricultural films demand (30.07.2012)
KURARAY
Purchase of PVA films producer MonoSol completed (27.07.2012)
EUROSAK
Future in doubt again / Original owners want the company back / Some 50 jobs at stake (24.07.2012)
GASCOGNE
Plans to sell laminate business / Negotiations with creditors ongoing / Motion to suspend all share trading (16.07.2012)
BEMIS
Development of intelligent packaging platform with Thin Film Electronics / Plans to add printed electronics to packaging by 2014 (16.07.2012)
NORDENIA
Oaktree sells German film and packaging manufacturer to Mondi Group / EUR 240m cash deal still has to meet regulatory approval / New consumer packaging giant is born (12.07.2012)
UFLEX
New BOPET line in Poland is up and running (11.07.2012)
EASTMAN
Acquisition of Solutia is completed (05.07.2012)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Volume decline despite further growth in silage stretchwrap / H1 2012 results resemble those of 2011 (05.07.2012)
NORDENIA
Second plant opened in North America / EUR 3.5m investment central to "future growth" (02.07.2012)
FAERCH PLAST
UK production plant officially opened / Trays for ready meals, fresh meat / Plans to raise output (02.07.2012)
PETROPLASTVINORA
Swiss packaging group streamlines blown film production / Plans to gradually cut down workforce (29.06.2012)
TEIJIN DUPONT FILMS
Teijin-DuPont joint venture to open Korean subsidiary / Focus on marketing and sale of polyester films (21.06.2012)
POLYPLEX
Indian film conglomerate buys US Scholle's Vacumet Plastics division / Latest in a string of global expansion efforts (19.06.2012)
WIPAK
Italian packaging manufacturer Bordi Carlo acquired (14.06.2012)
TAGHLEEF
Acquisition of AET Films completed (11.06.2012)
POLYPLEX
Plans for new PET plant in Turkey / Indian films specialist will also produce granules for bottle manufacture (11.06.2012)
VACMET
Indian packaging materials producer starts BOPP film business / Machinery from Brückner (08.06.2012)
EUROSAK
Two white knights take on packaging maker for trial run / Projected acquisition cost of EUR 5m (23.05.2012)
KURARAY
Agreement to acquire US polyvinyl alcohol films producer MonoSol (23.05.2012)
NORDENIA
Sales rise by 10% in 2011 at EUR 881m / Earnings fall below record 2010 level / Investment continues (02.05.2012)
WIPAK
Packaging films plant opens in Spain (30.04.2012)
OPP FILM
Latin America's largest BOPP producer buys new BOPET line purchased from Brückner Machinenbau / Start-up expected in early 2013 (27.04.2012)
RENOLIT
Acquisition of medical films activities of Chinese producer Austar PMC / Deal includes two manufacturing facilities (23.04.2012)
SIBUR
Stake in BOPP producer Biaxplen increased to 100% (20.04.2012)
TAGHLEEF
Agreement to acquire AET Films / Regulatory approval still pending (11.04.2012)
NORDENIA
FIBC activities divested / Emsdetten and Starograd businesses sold as part of management buy-out (05.04.2012)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Investment in waste wash plant at South Wales site / 25,000 t capacity increase / Focus on agricultural film (22.03.2012)
KURARAY
Raising “Trosifol” PVB film capacity in Germany / Additional output to go towards rising automotive demand (14.03.2012)
AMCOR
Purchase of flexible packaging firm Aperio for EUR 191m (12.03.2012)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Big gains in pretax, operating profits / Excellent performance in mainland Europe / Business reorganisation in UK / Confidence for 2012 (08.03.2012)
BRITTON UNTERLAND
Former Unterland Flexible Packaging renamed / Packaging producer now part of Britton Group (02.03.2012)
CLONDALKIN
Sales and marketing office established in Russia / Manufacturing agreement with local packager Incol (01.03.2012)
RIFLEX FILM
New investment programme at Swedish plastic films producer (27.02.2012)
SEALED AIR
Diversey acquisition helps push up earnings and sales / Significant progress on integration of sanitisation specialist (14.02.2012)
RPC
RPC Bebo France moves to new site / Italian operation installs rPET extruder (10.02.2012)
EASTMAN
Definite agreement to acquire fellow US specialty chemicals producer Solutia / Transaction valued at USD 4.7 bn / Official go-ahead expected by mid-2012 / Annual cost synergies of about USD 100m (27.01.2012)
MANULI STRETCH
Italian film producer plans to sell sole US facility / US-based customers to be supplied via imports (10.01.2012)
DUPONT
Liqui-Box packaging business sold to private equity / “Expansion of global footprint” (06.01.2012)
POLYDEN
Cooperation with Australia's Cardia Bioplastics on flexible film / Made of up to two-thirds of renewable resources (03.01.2012)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Demand remains subdued / Softer material prices / Final results at top end of market expectations (22.12.2011)
DUPONT
US “Tedlar” plant in start-up mode / State aid (20.12.2011)
BASF
EVOH film protects powders from oxygen penetration (01.12.2011)
BILCARE SOLUTIONS
New off-line laminating line inaugurated in Germany (01.12.2011)
LINPAC
Follow-up: Packaging group dispels media reports / Investment in French plant will not see PVC activities scaled down (30.11.2011)
SOLUTIA
Tender offer for Southwall completed (28.11.2011)
DAELIM
South Korean company to expand production of BOPP film / Andritz Biax asked to supply new production line in spring 2013 (21.11.2011)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Volumes flat despite silage stretchwrap gains / Easing in input costs / Polymer suppliers not helping market credibility / Swansea factory to close (18.11.2011)
FAERCH PLAST
Danish packaging manufacturer to build new plant in Durham / Production start-up in summer 2012 (17.11.2011)
NORDENIA
“NorShield” anti-corrosion laminated composite premiered (15.11.2011)
RKW
New hygiene film plant inaugurated in Egypt (11.11.2011)
PLASTRIBUTION
Takeover of UK distribution for KWH packaging films / New brand strategy unveiled at Interplas (10.11.2011)
SEALED AIR
Three global business units to be formed in Diversey integration / Global market focus from simplified structure (09.11.2011)
TUBOPLAST
US subsidiary to invest USD 58.5m in North Carolina headquarters (07.11.2011)
PEOPLE
Thorsten Kühn becomes new CEO of Bilcare Research (03.11.2011)
ALLIANCE PACKAGING
Follow-up: UK office splits from Hong Kong branch / Appointed official European distributor for Chinese Guangdong Decro films (03.11.2011)
TEIJIN DUPONT FILMS
Expansion of polyester film capacity in China / US plant relocated / Electronics and photovoltaics (02.11.2011)
LINPAC
French packaging plant to be expanded / Adding capacity for multilayered film for fresh foodstuffs (01.11.2011)
ANDOLFI
New line of compostable plastic bags / “Mirel” film blend from Telles / Reaction to Italian legislation (28.10.2011)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Ultra high barrier film for pharma packaging applications (27.10.2011)
TREOFAN
Marketing partnership with Chinese flexible packaging groups to extend geographical reach and product offerings / First step towards global packaging film platform? (27.10.2011)
SOLUTIA
Price hike for PVB advanced interlayers portfolio (25.10.2011)
TREDEGAR
Acquisition of Brazilian polyester films company Terphane for USD 188m (24.10.2011)
SOLUTIA
Purchase of energy-saving films company Southwall for USD 113m (21.10.2011)
DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS
US group reportedly tries to exit film joint venture (19.10.2011)
TREOFAN
Follow-up: Raising “Treo-Pore” capacity at German site (19.10.2011)
PREGIS
Kobusch-Sengewald flexible film business sold to Sun Capital / Latest plastics packaging company to join US holding (18.10.2011)
ECOLOGIC
Agreement to supply Argentine flexible packaging manufacturer with biodegradation-enhancing “Eco-One” additive / Latest foray into Latin American market (13.10.2011)
WALKI
Finnish laminate and packaging group acquires two Meuwissen businesses / Price not disclosed (11.10.2011)
AEP INDUSTRIES
Takeover of plastics bag producer Webster / Combined company expects more resins purchasing clout (04.10.2011)
SEALED AIR
Capacity expansion for inflatable cushioning system / Multi-million Euro investment / On line Q1 2012 (03.10.2011)
BISCHOF + KLEIN
German packaging and film manufacturer to build second plant in Saudi Arabia (03.10.2011)
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Merger with parent company Constantia Packaging / Ambitious growth plans (29.09.2011)
MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM
USD 20m expansion at South Carolina plant (22.09.2011)
SOLUTIA
Conductive films capacity acquired in Taiwan (09.09.2011)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Higher prices improve turnover, profit / Mainland Europe outperforms UK / Adding new film lines / Recycling business boosts green credentials (06.09.2011)
PRAGMA TRADE
Film trader plans to start plastics processing / Money rolls in following initial public offer (01.09.2011)
RUSNANO
Groundbreaking for new Russian nanostructured polymer membrane plant / Output to be exported (26.08.2011)
KHASK
Ukrainian packaging manufacturer receives USD 6m in EBRD investment / Plans to expand capacity (25.08.2011)
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
British retailer Tesco abandons biodegradable bags / Concerns over environmental impact and physical strength / Additive supplier defends technology / Consultation in Scotland could lead to bag levy (24.08.2011)
SRF
New BOPP film line from Brückner / First foray into the biaxially oriented PP film market (16.08.2011)
SAINT-GOBAIN
Performance Plastics subsidiary to acquire the Speciality Films business of Belgium's Bekaert group / Deal still has to meet regulatory approval (12.08.2011)
TREOFAN
German BOPP producers to raise “TreoPore” separator membrane capacity / Location of new line still unclear (12.08.2011)
DOW
New polyolefin photovoltaic encapsulant film plants in Germany, Thailand / Capacity to be tripled (10.08.2011)
UNTERLAND
Film manufacturer acquired by Sun Capital / Another boost for Britton Flexibles? (09.08.2011)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Medical packaging film added to “Pentamed” range (08.08.2011)
SOLUTIA
Plans for PVB resins plant in Malaysia (02.08.2011)
JSC MOGILEV ZIV
Belarussian film manufacturer to commission new POF line in August (28.07.2011)
UFLEX
Indian film manufacturer to build USD 180m plant in USA / First line could be commissioned in late 2012 (20.07.2011)
NORDENIA
Sales and operating profits rise sharply in 2010 / Germany contributes largest revenue share / Growth opportunities in eastern Europe and Asia (20.07.2011)
FUWEI FILMS
Agreement to supply Chinese Coca-Cola bottling consortium with PETG shrink film (11.07.2011)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Half-year performance comfortably ahead of 2010 / Little volume growth / Hope for higher margins as polymer costs dip (07.07.2011)
RENOLIT
Sales office established in Turkey (07.07.2011)
FATRA
Blaze decimates Czech processor's production unit / Residents living nearby evacuated (12.04.2011)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Capacity expansion in Germany and Portugal / More flexible approach for PVC and PET rigid film (07.04.2011)
SOLUTIA
Acquisition of selected assets of Taiwan's Aimcore Technology / Expanding its foothold in the Asian film market (29.03.2011)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Acquisition of AMB's polypropylene and polystyrene rigid film activities (21.03.2011)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Investment in recycling to offset effects of high raw material prices / Higher costs have impact on 2010 operating profit / Sales up 12% to GBP 478m (10.03.2011)
BIAXPLEN
Three new film production lines added in Novokuibyshev (01.03.2011)
UFLEX
Indian film manufacturer plans to build new facility in Poland (24.02.2011)
SELIG SEALING PRODUCTS
Acquisition of Swiss flexible packaging producer Isco Jacques Schindler / Foothold in Europe (10.02.2011)
POLINAS
Turkish film manufacturer acquires M&G subsidiary Nuroll / BOPET film capacity expanded (09.02.2011)
ALBEA
Packaging manufacturer acquires Betts Group / Birth of a new global leader in laminate tubes? (02.02.2011)
SEALED AIR
US packaging group lifts sales and earnings in 2010 / Strong European share / Confidence for 2011 (28.01.2011)
RKW
Film manufacturer building new plant in Egypt (18.01.2011)
UFLEX
Indian oriented film manufacturer continues on global expansion course / New plant in Egypt / Extension in Mexico (18.01.2011)
KALLE
North American food nettings and casing manufacturer Jif-Pak acquired (11.01.2011)
RKW
Film manufacturer expands North America operations / Two new US production sites after acquisition of Danafilms (06.01.2011)
SOLUTIA
Belgian PVB plant upgraded to produce acoustic sheets (16.12.2010)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
PC film overlay offers improved scratch resistance / New opportunities for identity cards (14.12.2010)
POLYPLEX
Indian BOPET film manufacturer continues to grow its business / Expansion in Turkey and Thailand (08.12.2010)
ESSEL PROPACK
EUR 277m in revenues / Tube manufacturer continues to see red numbers in Europe / Investment in Germany (02.12.2010)
SEALED AIR
New microlayer technology for thin shrink film / Expansion in Asia and Latin America / Shrinkable sleeves segment about to start business (29.11.2010)
UKRPLASTIC
EBRD loan to improve energy efficiency and environmental standards in Ukraine (24.11.2010)
TREOFAN
Sale of Benelux plant to Crystal Amaranth / Toll production deal for up to 20,000 t/y of BOPP film (13.10.2010)
AMCOR
Acquisition of Italian cast PP manufacturer / Technology platform for further expansion (07.10.2010)
NUOVA PANSAC
Film manufacturer submits new restructuring plan / Plants in Ravenna and Portogruaro to be closed (05.10.2010)
UMECO
Chinese jv to produce vacuum bagging films (29.09.2010)
RENOLIT
Acquisition of Italian films producer Eurogloss / Restructuring to improve profitability and quality (16.09.2010)
TREOFAN
Talks on sale of Belgian BOPP plant at advanced stage / Tolling agreement with buyer targeted (13.09.2010)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Chalk championed as the perfect eco-balance for plastics / LCA underlines additive´s environmental credentials (06.09.2010)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Operating profits fall despite revenue increase / Sale of UK site boosts pretax performance / Ongoing restructuring accompanied by greater capital expenditure (06.09.2010)
CONSTANTIA
Sales and operating profit improve in first half of 2010 / Stable development in flexible packaging (19.08.2010)
BERRY PLASTICS
Former Pliant unit in Germany is renamed / Several US plants set to close by year's end (29.07.2010)
CONSTANTIA
Takeover of Amcor's Spanish packaging subsidiary Tobepal (23.07.2010)
NORDENIA
EUR 280m corporate bond issued to finance dividends and debts (14.07.2010)
SIRANE
British packaging manufacturer on the lookout for acquisitions to promote growth / Revenues set to rise by 15% (12.07.2010)
PLASTIROLL
Capacity for biologically degradable films doubled (09.07.2010)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Performance down year-on-year / Margins squeezed by polymer price increases / Stockton site sold for GBP 6m (05.07.2010)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
First Asian functional films research centre opened in Singapore / Electronics focus (25.06.2010)
SWISSPRIMEPACK
CEO reports good start to 2010 / Investing in the Alstätten and Niederuzwil sites (25.06.2010)
TREOFAN
Senior credit facility refinanced / Hopes to increase competitiveness (11.06.2010)
NUOVA PANSAC
Plant closures off the agenda for now / Plans to introduce short-time working / Film capacity to be halved by 2012 (10.06.2010)
BIAKSPLEN
New BOPP film plant in Siberia / Sibur to supply PP / Central Asian and Chinese markets eyed (27.05.2010)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Volumes recovering / Margins still being squeezed / Results expected to resemble those of 2009 (21.05.2010)
TORAY FILMS EUROPE
Metallocene BOPP barrier film facility starts up (20.05.2010)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
EUR 40m investment in new machinery / Two German production sites to be closed (03.05.2010)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
Films based on “Ingeo” PLA developed / Production upgrade in Italy (19.04.2010)
PLASTCHIM-T
Second joint BOPP film project with Brückner / Energy efficient 18,000 t/y production line started (16.04.2010)
ESSEL PROPACK
Further downsizing in Europe / Higher sales / Back in profit / New facility in China (14.04.2010)
NORDENIA
Oaktree postpones sale of film manufacturer Nordenia for now / Potential buyers unwilling to pay high price (14.04.2010)
FAERCH PLAST
Danish packaging manufacturer back in the black / Cost reduction campaign successful (13.04.2010)
AFP HOLLAND
PE film plant in Apeldoorn renamed / Operating alongside Italian Termofilm and Belgian Euro-M (09.04.2010)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
“Platilon” becomes new brand name for all TPU film products (01.04.2010)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Good performance in challenging conditions / Pretax profits jump 200% / Phased closure of Stockton plant / Cautious outlook for 2010 (03.03.2010)
NORDENIA
Moroccan subsidiary divested (02.03.2010)
RELIEF CAMPAIGN
BPI donations of PE bags to help aid efforts in Haiti (10.02.2010)
NORDENIA
Oaktree reported to be mulling a sale / Three investment groups allegedly interested in film manufacturer (01.02.2010)
TREOFAN
Sale of Italian plant / Withdrawal from “legacy” CPP business / Two local investors buy machinery and land (29.01.2010)
HONEYWELL
CFP becomes new distribution partner for BOPA films in Europe (29.01.2010)
MANULI STRETCH
Film manufacturer to expand at German plant for the third time / Group capacity increases to 310,000 t/y (28.01.2010)
AEP INDUSTRIES
2009 profits boosted by Atlantis Plastics acquisition (25.01.2010)
DUPONT
New USD 175m “Tedlar” film plant to start 2011 in Ohio / Demand from photovoltaics industry (25.01.2010)
MONDI
UK flexoprinting expansion is completed / Film extrusion line and printer added at Scunthorpe (19.01.2010)
NUOVA PANSAC
Uproar in Venice over CEO who pays soccer players instead of own employees / Massive strikes / “Incapable management” (18.01.2010)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
UK packaging films plant to close / 39 redundancies expected / Positive financial progress (15.01.2010)
SIBUR
MoU signed to create Russia's largest PP complex (04.01.2010)
BERRY PLASTICS
Acquisition of Pliant completed (09.12.2009)
GURIT
Sale of GuMa joint venture stake to partner Mazzucchelli (30.11.2009)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Financial results will be much better than 2008 / July's improved trading pattern has continued / Restructuring on schedule (20.11.2009)
NORDENIA
New facility for automotive film manufacture (06.11.2009)
TREOFAN
Local management acquires South African operations / Close collaboration (27.10.2009)
BERRY PLASTICS
Acquisition of Pliant / Apollo Management plans merger as film producer emerges from bankruptcy (20.10.2009)
CONSTANTIA PACKAGING
One Equity Partners buys majority shareholding (16.10.2009)
TREOFAN
Financial restructuring concluded (05.10.2009)
CEDO
Acquisition by Rutland Partners completed / GBP 52.2m transaction / Plans for wide-ranging restructuring (28.09.2009)
AMCOR
Flexibles and tobacco packaging to double in size with Alcan deal / Flat performance in fiscal 2009 (24.09.2009)
SOLUTIA
Upgrade of PVB facility in Ghent / Increase in predicted earnings for 2009 (21.09.2009)
EXCELSIOR TECHNOLOGIES
Major investment in new flexible packaging plant / Increased capacity / New facility for R&D and prototyping (16.09.2009)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Profits improve despite falls in volume and turnover / Restructuring continues (15.09.2009)
RANI PLAST
EUR 20m film extrusion plant to be built in Russia (31.08.2009)
DUPONT
Fresh USD 120m investment in “Tedlar” PVF film production / Backsheets for solar modules (27.08.2009)
AMCOR
USD 2 bn purchase of majority of Alcan Packaging units / Divestment by Rio Tinto nears completion (20.08.2009)
CEDO
Acquired by UK private equity partnership / Wide-ranging operational improvements planned (07.08.2009)
TREOFAN
Financial restructuring agreement reached / Debt for equity deal to close by the end of October 2009 (30.07.2009)
BEMIS
Alcan Packaging Food Americas bought for USD 1.2 bn / Acquisitive growth continues (10.07.2009)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
First-half 2009 profits will be comfortably ahead of expectations / Reduced cost base (10.07.2009)
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
New EUR 3.5m PET line planned for Wales / Barrier films output upgraded in US (08.07.2009)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Licence agreement with US technology firm on P-OLEDs (25.06.2009)
MAILLIS GROUP
Problems are coming to a head / Three banks rescue Greek packaging group / Restructuring (10.06.2009)
BORSODCHEM
Films producer Ongropack divested / Withdrawal from processing activities continues (26.05.2009)
BPI
Improved financial performance expected in first half of 2009 / Small UK production site closed (25.05.2009)
PEOPLE
Roland Roth appointed new CEO of RKW / “Differences of opinion” with Werner Feistkorn (21.05.2009)
ESSEL PROPACK
Takeover of Betts planned? / Indian rumours denied (20.05.2009)
ALCAN
Turkish PVC film business sold to Yildiz (18.05.2009)
RENOLIT
Economic crisis could lead to closure of the Salzgitter site / Job losses in Frankenthal (07.05.2009)
TREOFAN
Financial restructuring takes step forward / Debt for equity deal receives 86% stakeholder support (06.05.2009)
TEIJIN
Far-reaching restructuring following loss / Consolidating the PET film and PC facilities (30.04.2009)
ESSEL PROPACK
Tube manufacturer makes loss in 2008 / Volume sales down in Poland and USA (23.04.2009)
BPI.FILMS
Investment in two five-layer cast film lines / Output increased by 40% / Installation creates 12 jobs (17.04.2009)
CONSTANTIA PACKAGING
Sales breach EUR 2 bn threshold / EBIT for Flexible Packaging rises / Cautious optimism for 2009 (09.04.2009)
ARMANDO ALVAREZ
Film lines ordered from Gloucester Engineering (24.03.2009)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Decline in volume sales and profitability / Continuing programme of capital expenditure (09.03.2009)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Loss-making UK plant to close / 165 jobs at stake / Production is to be transferred to other UK sites (27.11.2008)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Slump in construction sales / Energy costs hit profits / More restructuring planned (26.11.2008)
AMCOR FLEXIBLES
“No more extrusion facilities to be closed” (11.11.2008)
UPM
New business group structure (04.11.2008)
AMCOR
Second restructuring phase begins in flexibles division / Two thirds of European film extrusion plants to close (31.10.2008)
NORDENIA
Packaging manufacturer invests EUR 25m in Russian plant (23.10.2008)
AMCOR
Sale of specialist UK film plant / Restructuring programme on target to deliver in 2009/2010 (08.10.2008)
AMCOR
New factory opens in Ireland / Clean room environment / Further investment planned (29.09.2008)
SOLVAY
Purchase of US specialty films producer Ajedium (19.09.2008)
DUPONT
Expansion of capacity for “Tedlar” PVF film / Doubling of output / Backsheets for solar panels (15.09.2008)
CEDO
Traceable film recycling in Geleen / Over 40,000 t/y waste treated / Recylcate supplied to the group's production plants in Europe (09.09.2008)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
UK operations providing unacceptable return / Capacity options under consideration / Flat volumes bring profits fall (05.09.2008)
CONSTANTIA PACKAGING
Flexible packaging unit sees small downturn in sales and profit in first six months of 2008 (27.08.2008)
SKC HAAS
Polyester film factory opened in Poland (25.08.2008)
ATLANTIS PLASTICS
Plastics converter to be broken up / Buyers found for plastics film and injection moulding divisions / Transactions to be closed in October (20.08.2008)
PLIANT
Films jv with Russia's Nova Roll / USD 25m to be invested in expansion at Moscow plant (07.08.2008)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
New BOPP films line starts in Oman (01.08.2008)
LINPAC
Packaging division opens first plant in China (01.07.2008)
HYPLAST
Euro to dollar exchange rate hits net profits / EUR 7.3m films investment completed (23.06.2008)
HORNSCHUCH
Another MBO for films specialist (11.06.2008)
BPI
Fall in pretax profits in first quarter despite higher volumes / Higher material and energy costs / UK plant closure (22.05.2008)
ADRIACHEM
Privatisation effort fails again / Time may have run out for film and sheet manufacturer (21.05.2008)
SOLUTIA
Capacity expansion on two continents for PVB and PVB films / Dramatic profit setback for PA segment (19.05.2008)
TREOFAN
European BOPP film market leader lifts turnover and volumes, but slips further into the red / New restructuring round / Job losses in Europe / "Biophan" phase-out / Expansion plans for Russia and Asia (13.05.2008)
TAGHLEEF
Acquisition of BOPP producer Radici Film / Technical and developmental capability are drawing cards (05.05.2008)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Price increases for PE films (30.04.2008)
AEP INDUSTRIES
The Netherlands subsidiary divested for USD 28m (29.04.2008)
LINPAC ALLIBERT
Consolidation of UK returnable packaging unit (25.04.2008)
AMCOR
Sale of two flexibles packaging plants in Europe / Restructuring programme on track (21.04.2008)
AMCOR FLEXIBLES
EUR 25m plant to be built in Poland (14.04.2008)
ROLOFOL
Acquisition of bubble film manufacturer Avizo (08.04.2008)
BPI
Higher raw material costs blamed for lower profits / More pressure on margins leads to further UK restructuring (10.03.2008)
ROLOFOL
Cerberus acquires 69% of Czech stretch film manufacturer (29.02.2008)
TORAY
20,000 t/y OPP film plant to be built in France (11.02.2008)
BELNEFTECHIM
Revamp of BOPP production at Mogilev (01.02.2008)
POLYPLEX
Major move into BOPP production (29.01.2008)
CLONDALKIN
Accutech Films purchase adds to US expansion (21.01.2008)
FOLAG
Acquisition of StaniPac / Burgdorf facility to continue operating (17.01.2008)
BPI
Reduced profits forecast / Sales slump in November and December (11.01.2008)
MANULI STRETCH
Quintec Films acquired / Combined business to sell 45,000 t film in North America by 2010 (10.12.2007)
BPI
Investment in co-extrusion lines for agricultural films (04.12.2007)
KOBUSCH-SENGEWALD
Development of biofilm printing process / New biodegradable PLA film introduced (21.11.2007)
GURIT
PVC films business transferred to GuMa joint venture (10.10.2007)
BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
Small decline in profits and turnover / Bad summer weather is boosting demand for silage stretchwrap (13.09.2007)
ALKOR DRAKA
PVC films manufacturer increases production 20% to 15,000 t/y / 20 additional jobs created (12.09.2007)
POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES
UK business put in administration / No raw materials to process / Stock and goods now sold (31.08.2007)
CELANESE
Canadian PE films arm sold to BPI / Agricultural bags could benefit from biofuels boom (23.08.2007)
LA SEDA
Expansion driven from Europe / Entry into PET film production as element of vertical integration (20.08.2007)
VIFAN
Expansion of BOPP film capacity in the US (07.08.2007)
RENOLIT
Expansion of sales activities in Italy following acquisition (31.07.2007)
BPI
First-half results expected to be similar to 2006 / Regular polymer price rises hit margins (24.07.2007)
MONDI
Takeover of Unterland / Purchase price of EUR 74m (18.07.2007)
NORDENIA
Full acquisition of Asian joint venture / Regional growth targeted (14.06.2007)
CONSTANTIA
Review of Danapak shareholding structure / Earnings "not optimal" (21.05.2007)
RKW
Acquisition of Hydrospun Nonwoven / New spunlacing line (18.05.2007)
LINPAC PLASTICS
UK cling film factory to close / 50 redundancies / Production to be transferred to France (15.05.2007)
TREOFAN
2006 earnings up 23% to EUR 34.7m (08.05.2007)
CONSTANTIA PACKAGING
Record year: Sales exceed one billion euros (02.05.2007)
NORDENIA
Packaging manufacturer Burgers Apeldoorn to take over threatened Netherlands facility (24.04.2007)
BPI
Purchase of recycling plant in UK (24.04.2007)
UNTERLAND
2006 sales rise 15% to EUR 129m / Volumes up / Possible IPO in 2008 to finance growth (29.03.2007)
BPI
Decline in pre-tax profits / Sales static / UK recycling business hit by scarcity of waste film (16.03.2007)
BIAXIS
Two new BOPA film grades / Oxygen barrier and high-shrink film (08.03.2007)
ALCAN
EUR 17m investment in new plants / Speciality foam in Switzerland, barrier film in India (07.03.2007)
WIPAK
Flexible films business acquired from Klöckner Pentaplast / One plant in Germany and two plants in Finland (16.02.2007)
BPI
Manufacturing consolidation / Plant closure / Production to be moved to other UK sites (07.02.2007)
NORDENIA
EUR 54m investment in Germany and Poland / Dutch site to close / FIBC business to be sold (05.02.2007)
CCL INDUSTRIES
ITW sleeve label business bought for EUR 68m / Manufacturing sites in UK, Austria and Brazil (25.01.2007)
RENOLIT
Industrial foils units acquired by Brazilian firm / Sale meets requirement of Solvay acquisition (12.01.2007)
DOW
Acquisition of Bayer´s Wolff Walsrode cellulose business / Aim to dampen earnings cyclicality (21.12.2006)
TAGHLEEF
BOPP film capacity to rise to 135,000 t/y / Planned Saudi lines could add 180,000 t/y (24.11.2006)
SOLUTIA
Construction starts on third PVB film line in Ghent (14.11.2006)
UNTERLAND
Films specialist reports good business in 2006 first-half / Healthy capital spending budget (23.10.2006)
CONSTANTIA PACKAGING
Acquisition of packaging division from Hueck Folien / Sales of EUR 1 bn targeted (28.09.2006)
AMCOR
Earnings down in 2006 despite slight sales rise / Europe, North America make progress (20.09.2006)
ROMAR
UK bottled water and soft drinks targeted (08.09.2006)
NORDENIA
Significant increase in turnover in 2005 / Europe still most important market (31.08.2006)
PROTECPAC
Acquisition of German company / First step into Europe (27.07.2006)
RENOLIT
Groundbreaking for Spanish films expansion (18.07.2006)
RENOLIT
Ground broken on PVC deep draw facility at Worms / Expansion planned in Spain (03.07.2006)
NORDENIA
Restructuring in North America (28.06.2006)
GRUPPO COLINES
New "Polycast" CPP extrusion line (16.06.2006)
RENOLIT
Takeover of Chinese films producer / Foothold in Asia / Expansion into decorative film market (06.06.2006)
PANNONPLAST
Sale of Tu-Plast stake to Hoffmann Neopac (31.05.2006)
RENOLIT
Solvay industrial foils business integrated (23.05.2006)
TRIOPLAST / MADA
Saudi-Swedish joint venture for stretch film (17.05.2006)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Start-up firm for electroluminescent film / EUR 24.5m investment / Automotive potential (11.05.2006)
BPI
Outstanding performance in 2005 / Doubts over Chinese bag imports and Scottish tax (29.03.2006)
AMCOR
Flexibles business reorganised into three divisions / Two European plants to close (14.03.2006)
AEP
Film producer divests Belgian subsidiary (09.03.2006)
RENOLIT
EU approves Solvay Industrial Foils deal / Two units to be divested / 300 jobs affected (02.03.2006)
UPM
Merger of two labelstock businesses (01.03.2006)
TREOFAN
French plant sold to local converter / Shorko subsidiary in Australia sold to private equity (16.02.2006)
PLIANT
US films manufacturer in Chapter 11 / High raw materials costs cause liquidity problems (02.02.2006)
3M
Film plant for LCD displays in Poland (01.02.2006)
NORDENIA
Private equity group Oaktree acquires films manufacturer / On course for further growth (19.01.2006)
MANULI STRETCH
EUR 27m expansion plan for Russia and Latin America / Europe´s market leader for PE stretch (15.12.2005)
OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA
Degussa to supply film for 500m Blu-ray discs annually / Multi-million euro project (01.12.2005)
GRUPPO COLINES
New 5,000m² plant inaugurated in Italy / Film extrusion / EUR 4m investment in cast lines (17.11.2005)
BPI
Pretax profits up 31% in H1 2005 / Customers warned of higher polymer and energy costs (06.10.2005)
GE PLASTICS
Dr. D. Müller has distribution contract (08.09.2005)
BIOPOLYMER TECHNOLOGIES
Production of bioplastics from The Netherlands to Germany / 10,000 t plant / Extended range (11.08.2005)
PACTIV
European packaging businesses sold to AEA Investors / Annual turnover of USD 838m (14.07.2005)
UNTERLAND
Expansion in blown and cast film / Sales up 6% (30.06.2005)
TREOFAN
Goldman Sachs takes over the helm / New management / Turnaround specialist in charge (30.06.2005)
INNOVIA FILMS
UK cellophane film factory to be closed (16.06.2005)
INVERSIONES PLASTICAS
Film manufacturer files for bankruptcy / Talk of job cuts, but also of possible capital increase (19.05.2005)
RENOLIT
Planned acquisition of industrial films from Solvay / Sales turnover is set to double (19.05.2005)
TREOFAN
Goldman Sachs is new majority shareholder / BOPP producer ends first restructuring phase (21.04.2005)
BPI
Price increases hit profitability / 2005 has started well / Acquisitions should be expected (07.04.2005)
SARNA
Sales rise 4% in 2004 / Construction sector grows / Divestment of Automotive on track (07.04.2005)
SARNAFIL
New organisation has geographical focus (10.02.2005)
TREOFAN
Turbulence in Israel impacts German BOPP film manufacturer / New management team in place (10.02.2005)
PARKSIDE INTERNATIONAL
Films business put in administration / Polish plant and flexibles activities are unaffected (23.12.2004)
HAGEDORN
Subsidiary Podt Alplain buys Van der Molen (23.12.2004)
EXPAN
Packaging producer relocates premises / Space increased threefold / Future focus on PET (28.10.2004)
BPI
Escalating raw material prices hit first-half profits / Full-year results likely below 2003 (30.09.2004)
GUILLIN
French packaging specialist acquires Polish thermoformed PS producer / Net profit down (05.08.2004)
PEOPLE
Rony Kelz steps down at NNZ (05.08.2004)
NORDENIA
Restructuring and management changes (05.08.2004)
UCB
Film division sold to private equity group (05.08.2004)
NORDENIA
Ten years in Hungary / Eastern European market leader for flexible packaging (24.06.2004)
POLIMOON
Acquisition of French packaging producer PPCC / Development platform for automotive (10.06.2004)
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