Canadian Plastics


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

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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.

January 19, 2017 News

Ontario to propose $500-per-million-litre charge for water bottlers: news report

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Quoting an unmanned government source, The Canadian Press says a proposal is in the works to increase the charge to $503.71 per million litres for water-bottling companies who take from groundwater.

January 16, 2017 News

Global thermoform packaging market to hit US$57 billion by 2024: report

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The global market for thermoform packaging will reach US$57.6 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. According to the report from the Albany, N.Y.-based research company, the global market was US$36.4 billion in 2016 and

January 16, 2017 News

Amcor Rigid Plastics announces major expansion at Ohio facility

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The US$40 million investment will nearly double the facility’s manufacturing and warehouse footprint.

January 7, 2017 News

Quebec blow molder Plastique Micron bought by investment firm

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Quebec provincial financing agency Investissement Quebec and capital development fund Fonds de Solidarité have acquired 60 per cent of Quebec-based blow molding container maker Plastique Micron Inc. The terms of the deal have not been announced. “Plastique Micron will have

January 2, 2017 News

CCL adds two to board of directors

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Packaging and specialty label maker CCL Industries has added two new members to its board of directors. The Toronto-based firm has appointed Vincent Galifi and Erin Lang. Galifi is currently executive vice president and CFO of auto parts supplier Magna

December 27, 2016 News

Berry Plastics names new head of consumer packaging

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Evansville, Ind.-based packaging supplier Berry Plastics taps Jean-Marc Galvez to fill the role.

December 22, 2016 News

CCL buying banknote maker Innovia for $1.13 billion

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The acquisition of UK-based Innovia is expected to make Toronto’s CCL the world leader in the fast-growing polymer banknote market.

December 21, 2016 News

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings for $75 million

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Israel-based Hanita will expand Avery Dennison’s capabilities in specialty films categories.

December 18, 2016 News

Schweitzer-Mauduit International buys netting maker Conwed Plastics

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Minneapolis, Minn.-based plastic netting manufacturer Conwed Plastics has been purchased by precision engineering giant Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. for US$295 million. Founded in 1966, Conwed generates approximately US$140 million in annual sales, and has five manufacturing locations on two continents: in

December 14, 2016 News

TricorBraun bought by investment firm AEA

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Private investment firm AEA Investors has acquired North American packaging distributor TricorBraun Holdings from CHS Capital for an undisclosed amount. With around 40 locations across North America and abroad, TricorBraun distributes products such as plastic and glass containers, closures, dispensers