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Sidel Opens Hub to Study PET Recycling

Sidel recently opened a new hub in Octeville, France, dedicated to studying PET recycling. Sidel says the small-scale PET recycling pilot line will help it develop its understanding of PET recycling with the aim of giving comprehensive support to the market as it switches to greater use of recycled PET (r-PET). “Seeking carbon neutrality, the […]

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Sealed Air (SEE) Buys Liquibox for $1.15B

Liquibox has been bought by Sealed Air, which trades as SEE on the New York Stock Exchange. Sealed Air paid $1.15 billion for Liquibox, according to a news release about the deal. North Carolina-based Sealed Air, which has about 16,500 workers worldwide, said the acquisition is complementary to its Cryovac Fluids & Liquids business, its […]

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Griff Buys Atlas Metalizing

The Griff Network recently announced it has bought Atlas Metallizing of New Britain, Connecticut. The purchase expands Griff’s reach into packaging, graphic, and technical markets, the company says in a news release. Pennsylvania-based Griff is a manufacturer, extruder, coater, laminator, and metallizer. With the Atlas acquisition, Griff will have an entire facility dedicated to specialized […]

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Aluminum Trade Policies Must Change

Deja vu. Shortly after I started with the Flexible Packaging Association in 2016, I had my first real test. While advocacy has always been my passion, I was still learning the industry, as well as my CEO role, and had never worked on a trade issue. When the International Trade Commission received a petition to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese aluminum foil, we were off and running.

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