Sidel to install its EvoBlow blow molder at StrongPack facility in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Sidel, a global provider of packaging solutions to install its 1000th EvoBlow blow molder as part of a high-speed PET water line at StrongPack in Nigeria early this year. StrongPack has been a customer of Sidel since starting operations in 2018. Benefiting from an experienced, flexible, and customer-focused Sidel project management team, StrongPack is now one of Nigeria’s…

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Brits happy to recycle glass bottles through exiting household collections, poll reveals

UK – New polling undertaken by Savanta and published by British Glass shows that the British public wants to continue to recycle through their existing household glass collections. According to the report, most of the adults polled prefer recycling their glass bottles through existing household collections, rather than through a deposit return scheme (DRS). The UK Government is due to…

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BASF invests in capacity expansion of polymer dispersions in Indonesia

INDONESIA – German multinational chemical company, BASF has announced plans to invest in the capacity expansion of polymer dispersions at its production site in Merak, Indonesia. The expansion is in line with the growing trend of high-quality packaging in ASEAN where key paper and board manufacturers are located. BASF Asia Pacific Dispersions senior vice president Bir Darbar Mehta said: “The…

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Australia’s CTL closes US$4M acquisition of US recycler In-Plas Recycling

US – Melbourne-based Close the Loop (CTL) has completed the acquisition of US-based In-Plas Recycling for US$4 million. The acquisition will significantly expand Close the Loop’s recycling scope and capabilities in the US, as well as the company’s presence in the plastics commodities market. Joe Foster, CEO of Close the Loop said: “In-Plas Recycling not only gives us ownership of…

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