Gerber and Terracycle partner to launch recycling program throughout Canada
The program targets hard-to-recycle baby food packaging, including flexible plastic bags, pouches and inner bags.
New masterbatches create natural-looking TPE wine corks
The special-effect masterbatch package is from material supplier Avient Corp.
B.C. film maker KCS Plastics bought by Spectrum Plastics
KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum’s PPC Industries.
Sidel sets carbon reduction targets
The packaging equipment supplier is also launching a new external communication campaign centered around sustainability.
Sidel merges two subsidiaries into new PET packaging services provider
Called Competek, the new France-based company provides services from packaging engineering and optimization to molds and changeover spare parts.
Investment firm Soteria Flexibles buys flexible packager Redi-Bag
Tukwila, Wash.-based Redi-Bag serves a diverse set of customers primarily in the seafood and produce packing markets.
Intertape Polymer to expand operations at South Carolina plant
The $20-million expansion is expected to create approximately 135 new jobs at the firm’s facility in Blythewood.
Canadian plastics extruder Balcan buys Wisconsin manufacturing plant, reports say
The reports say that Quebec-based Balcan plans to manufacture polyethylene blown film and related converted products at the facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
University of Buffalo researchers get funding to improve recycling of plastic film
The effort addresses one of the biggest streams of plastic waste.
Investment firm Kelso buys plastic packager Silver Spur
The California-based company will be combined with existing investments in C.L. Smith and Inmark.
TC Transcontinental Packaging wins FTA sustainability award
The company has received the Flexographic Technical Association’s Sustainability Excellence Award for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.
Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban
Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.
Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Lux Global Label Asia
Headquartered in Singapore, Lux manufactures decorative labels for global consumer customers in the ASEAN region.
Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic
The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.
Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.
StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms
The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.
Constantia Flexibles acquires snack packager Propak in Turkey
The deal is intended to make Constantia one of the main players in the European snacks market.
Global PET stretch blow molding machine market to hit $1.36 billion by 2027, study says
The global market continues to be dominated by Europe, the study says, but the APAC region is expected to have the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027.
Tissue maker Kruger Products joins Canada Plastics Pact
Kruger has a 10-year sustainability strategy that includes the target of reducing the virgin plastic in its trademark branded packaging by 50 per cent by 2030.
Amcor makes leadership appointments in the Americas
The global packaging supplier has named Dan Murphy as vice president of its North America operations, and Rodrigo Lecot as vice president and general manager of Latin America.
NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market
The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.
Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%
The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.
ProAmpac acquires multi-wall bag maker El Dorado Packaging
The deal expands ProAmpac’s multi-wall bag production into flour and food ingredients markets.
Polykar launches new mobile app for flexible packagers
Called PolyApp, the free download allows users to prepare orders and do dimensional calculations for the specific products being designed, manufactured, quoted or purchased.
Nova Chemicals debuts first three 100 per cent PE-PCR resins
The low and linear low density polyethylene grades are targeted to flexible film applications.
Packaging supplier Rohrer bought by private equity firm
Rohrer is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and makes thermoformed consumer plastic packaging for a variety of retail industries, including office, beauty, auto-aftermarket, and hardware.
Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging
The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.
Reifenhäuser acquires majority stake in air cooling ring specialist Kdesign
The deal expands Germany-based Reifenhäuser’s in-house capabilities in cooling, controlling, measuring, and calibrating blown films.
Ampacet draws from Africa for new colour collection
Designed for polyolefin applications, the new colour palette enables brand owners to increase consumer product shelf appeal.
Canadian machinery supplier Proco unveils case packer for blow molded PET bottles
The Pakman case packer features a collating indexing accumulation system to accumulate complete layers of bottles inside the packaging cell.
ePac Flexible Packaging expands into Toronto
The global packaging maker said it has begun accepting orders, with fulfillment handled by ePac Vancouver until the Toronto manufacturing facility opens in June, 2021.
ProAmpac buys two UK-based flexible packagers
The acquired companies, IG Industries PLC and Brayford Plastics Ltd., make a broad portfolio of recyclable packaging products.