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Pact buys two Reynolds companies in Asia

Plastic packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. is buying two Asian packaging companies from Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.


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Chinese cosmetics molder HCP looks for European investment to be 'game changing'

Shanghai-based cosmetics industry supplier HCP Packaging Group is looking for significant growth in Europe with the acquisition of plastics firms in Germany and France, a company executive said at the recent CosmoProf Asia show.


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Plastic Bank recycling effort partners with Henkel as it expands

Officials at Plastic Bank are forging major business partnerships, getting props from the United Nations and preparing for a Vatican visit as their programs to stem the tide of ocean-bound plastic spread beyond the shores of Haiti and the Philippines.


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Cosmopack offers look at molding in the Instagram age

Let's talk about beauty bloggers, shall we? It may seem a strange topic for the plastics supply chain, but bloggers, those social media arbiters of taste, were on the minds of many manufacturers at the recent Cosmopack show in Hong Kong.


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P&G says Imflux has created new way to mold

After four years of secrecy, U.S. consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is pulling back the veil on its Imflux process -- an injection molding technology that uses low, constant pressure to fill the mold, controlled by software and pressure sensors in the mold and the nozzle.


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Austrian firms bring their apprenticeship model to China

Walk out on the floor at the Shanghai factory of Austrian machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH and toward the back of the plant, you'll find a group of industrious young adults, all under 20 years old, learning the ropes.
They're part of an unusual program in the plastics industry to bring intensive European-style apprentice training to China. The program, Austrian Apprenticeship Shanghai, is in its fourth year and this year graduated its first class.


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Plastics apprenticeships offer fresh path to China's students

For the young apprentices in an Austrian-led plastics training program in Shanghai, starting work at age 15 in a foreign-owned company can be a chance to follow a different path than their peers.


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Procter & Gamble backs new technology for recycling polypropylene

One of the largest consumer products companies is helping launch a plastics recycling plant near Ironton, Ohio, that promises to change the face of polypropylene recovery. Procter & Gamble Co. is licensing its patented PP recycling approach to a company called PureCycle Technologies.


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Fuling sets the table with new China factory

Nasdaq-listed Chinese plastic tableware maker Fuling Global Inc. has opened a new factory in China, its fourth there, as part of a plan to double its production capacity within three years.


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UN Environment declares war on ocean plastics

The environment agency of the United Nations is urging governments to ban or tax plastic bags, restrict microplastic beads in cosmetics and take other actions against single-use packaging.


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