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Americas: Sonoco buys Clear Lam for US$170M

Sonoco has acquired Clear Lam Packaging, a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately US$170 million in cash. Founded...

Asia Pacific: Dow offers material for safe packaging for e-commerce

Dow releases its Affinity Polyolefin Plastomers to deliver greater sealant performance as compared to traditional polyethylene at much lower cost for e-commerce applications. Through the...

Europe: Perstorp’s bioplastics gets food contact approval

Perstorp has acquired food contact use approval for its Capa for bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. The Capa 6800D for bioplastics extends...

Americas: Corbion’s polymer additives get Halal, Kosher certification

Corbion has been awarded halal and kosher certification for variants of its Pationic polymer additives product line. Part of an extensive range, the portfolio...

Asia Pacific: Show indicates China’s economy is bouncing back

Chinaplas 2017 concluded in May 2017 after registering 155,258 trade visitors from 154 countries and regions, up 21% from the previous Guangzhou edition held...

Americas: PolyOne Corp sells business unit for US$115M

PolyOne Corporation will be selling its Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS) business, which includes sheet, rollstock and packaging assets, to Arsenal Capital Partners for...

Africas: Woolworths’ to get FSC-certified labels

Avery Dennison Corporation and Rotolabel will provide responsibly-sourced label materials for Woolworths South Africa. In this collaboration, Avery Dennison will provide Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified...

Americas: Ovenable films passed temperature test

Smithers Pira has tested and approved ovenable films from TCL Packaging for ovenable food safety performance of up to 225°C. The packaging is suitable for...

Americas: Sonoco expands ClearGuard packaging range

Sonoco expands its ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products. They can withstand the rigors of the hot...

Europe: Innovia launches high speed BOPP film

Innovia Films introduces its high speed biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, Propafilm REF, a coextruded material with a wide sealing range, when compared to...