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IVL to acquire 74% of Medco Plast. Photo: IVL.

IVL to expand in East African PET packaging market

By Jenny Eagle

Indorama Ventures Ltd (IVL) will expand its portfolio in East Africa following the acquisition of a 74% share of Medco Plast from Middle East Glass Manufacturing (MEG) and the Samaha family.


Coca-Cola to double use of recycled plastic in PET bottles to 50%

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola has announced a new set of sustainability commitments in Western Europe: saying it will ensure all packaging is recyclable or reusable; and aiming to collect 100% of its packaging. It will also use 50% recycled plastic in its PET bottles and...

Sofiane Mameri spoke to us during Emballage 2014, Paris

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Sleever targets shrink sleeve packaging boost

By Joseph James Whitworth

Sleever International has said it worked with food and beverage manufacturers over a period of five years when creating two turnkey systems to boost recycling and reduce carbon footprint.

Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair

drinktec 2013: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns

Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair


Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.

New PET resins approved

New PET resins approved

PET industry association Petcore has given its full endorsement to
Plasmax, a SiOx-coated barrier from SIG Corpoplast, and ActiTUF, an
in-resin barrier technology from M&G, for coloured bottle


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