Canadian Plastics


April 27, 2017 News

ORBIS picks Toronto injection molding plant for annual award

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ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic recycling bins and organic barrels, has named its Toronto injection molding facility as the company’s 2016 Plant of the Year. The Toronto plant was one of ORBIS’ 11 manufacturing facilities considered for the award,

April 18, 2017 News

Milacron delivers its 12,501st India-made injection molding machine

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Processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. has delivered its 12,501st injection molding machine manufactured in India. On March 22, Milacron’s India manufacturing team, from its Ahmedabad, India manufacturing facility, presented its 12,501st India-made machine. The Milacron Magna Toggle 450 ton

April 12, 2017 News

Loews buying blow molder Consolidated Container

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Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container makes packaging applications for beverage, food, and household chemicals. It will be a part of a newly-created segment called Loews Packaging Group.

April 11, 2017 News

GN Thermoforming boosts presence in Asia

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The Chester, N.S.-based firm has expanded its agreement with agent Vulcan Plastics Technology to include Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

April 10, 2017 News

ProAmpac acquires Trinity Packaging Corporation

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In a bid to move into larger packaging formats, flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac is acquiring Trinity Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging firm that specializes in large format packaging for the lawn and garden, food, and specialty industrial markets. The financial

April 7, 2017 News

Klöckner Pentaplast buying Linpac Group

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Klöckner Pentaplast said the transaction “will create a global leader in the rigid and flexible film market,” with combined annual revenues exceeding US$2 billion.

March 29, 2017 News

Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

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The US$230 million deal will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.

March 20, 2017 News

Starlinger president Erna Starlinger-Huemer dies at 81

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Erna Starlinger-Huemer, the president and former director of Austria-based extrusion machinery maker Starlinger & Co. GmbH, died on March 11 aged 81. With her late husband Franz, Starlinger-Huemer helped build Starlinger into one of the world’s leading plastic packaging machinery

March 8, 2017 News

Converting Systems acquires J&C Industries

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Plastics processing machinery maker and refurbisher Converting Systems Inc. (CSI) has acquired machining, fabrication, and assembly firm J&C Industries. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “This purchase will allow CSI to provide full support and replacement parts

March 4, 2017 News

Avery Dennison buys PVC tape maker Yongle

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In a bid to improve its global tapes and fasteners business, packaging material supplier Avery Dennison has acquired Yongle Tape Company Ltd., said to be one of the world’s largest PVC tape manufacturers, for US$190 million. Headquartered in China’s Hebei

February 20, 2017 News

Sonoco acquiring thermoformer Peninsula Packaging for $230 million

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The move will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.

February 18, 2017 News

NYC plastic bag fee blocked by Gov. Cuomo

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But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”

February 15, 2017 News

Pharmaceutical label demand to grow over 7 per cent annually through 2020: report

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Global demand for labels in pharmaceutical applications is projected to increase 7.1 per cent annually to 5.1 billion square meters in 2020, a new study said, which will be the fastest growth rate among major label markets. The study, by

February 8, 2017 News

Nordson Corp. acquires injection molder Plas-Pak Industries

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Dispensing equipment and fluid control systems supplier Nordson Corp. has acquired Plas-Pak Industries Inc., a Norwich, Con.-based designer and manufacturer of injection molded, single-use plastic dispensing and packaging products. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Plas-Pak’s recurring

February 6, 2017 News

Bruce Coxhead joins Amsler as general manager

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Coxhead has been involved in PET molding since 1982.

January 31, 2017 Feature

Covertech Flexible Packaging: Backward integration into the future

by Canadian Plastics

When this Toronto-based extruded film maker purchased a packaging supplier four years ago, it didn’t just change its name; it changed its business. And business is now booming.

January 31, 2017 News

Coveris CEO Gary Masse steps down

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Coveris chairman Dave Mezzanote will fill the CEO role until a successor is found.

January 24, 2017 News

Silgan buying WestRock’s specialty closures and dispensing systems business

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Rigid plastic packaging supplier Silgan Holdings Inc. is buying WestRock Co.’s specialty closures and dispensing systems business for about US$1 billion. WestRock’s closures and dispensing business, which makes soap dispensers and perfume sprayers, has 13 plants in North America, Europe,

January 22, 2017 News

Amcor Rigid Plastics expands Ohio plant

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Amcor Rigid Plastics, part of Australia-based global packaging supplier Amcor, has announced that it will invest US$40 million in a major expansion of its Bellevue, Ohio manufacturing facility. In a statement, Amcor said the project has been undertaken to meet

January 20, 2017 News

Newell Brands sells Rubbermaid business to United Solutions

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Rubbermaid consumer storage totes business generated annual sales of approximately US$70 million.