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Asia Pacific: Report expects eco-friendly packaging to gain importance

Bioplastic packaging is increasingly gaining importance in emerging regions such as the Asia-Pacific region, with increasing demand for effective, advanced, and eco-friendly packaging, according...

Americas: DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers raise prices on specialty ethylene copolymer resins

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced a price increase in the range of $0.10/lb. ($0.22/kg) to $0.15/lb. ($0.33/kg) in North America on all grades...

Asia Pacific: Flexible packaging will be a key growth area in 2014, states survey

Frost & Sullivan has released its three big predictions for the global chemical, materials and food industry. Based on a '2013 Search for Growth' survey...

Europe: Bioplastics have the potential for being truly sustainable, says EU

Bioplastics made from bio-feedstock, and reintegrated into the biosphere as a nutrient, or recycled together with conventional plastic, have a potential for being a...

Asia Pacific: ALDI Australia, CHEP streamline fresh supply chain with new generation crate

ALDI Queensland Managing Director, Viktor Jakupec and CHEP Australia and New Zealand President, Phillip Austin today jointly launched CHEP’s new generation reusable plastic crate...

Americas: Novelis to sell North American consumer foil business to Reynolds Consumer Products

Novelis Inc., an aluminum rolling and recycling company says it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its North American consumer foil...

Europe: RPC’s beer cup to offer branding possibilities

RPC Bouxwiller has created an eye-catching embossed beer cup for the C10 group in France. It says the 25cl cup, a first in the beer...

Europe: Bioplastics market grows above average between 2012 and 2017, says association

The bioplastics market is predicted to grow from around 1.4 million tons (annual production capacity) in 2012 to approximately 6.2 million tons in 2017,...

Americas: CROWN says cans help specialty drinks brands expand reach in Brazil

Brazilian Packaging Association ABRE in December 2013 said the average number of beverage cans used in 2012 per consumer in Brazil rose to 103,...

Americas: Metabolix launches certified compostable film grade resin for transparent film, bag applications

Metabolix, Inc. has launched Mvera B5011, a new film grade resin that allows for the production of compostable, and highly transparent, film and bags. The...

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