Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

News
September 28, 2020  

Lego to phase out single-use plastic bags in packaging

The global toymaker is investing $400 million in its sustainability efforts and it will stop using plastic packaging to package loose Lego bricks.

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September 17, 2020  

Austrian packaging supplier Alpla Group building HDPE recycling plant in Mexico

When completed, the plant will produce 15,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled material each year, with target markets being Mexico, neighbouring countries in Central America, and the U.S.

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September 11, 2020  

Emmerson Packaging adding jobs and equipment in Ontario, Nova Scotia

The flexible packaging supplier has announced plans to invest $10 million this year in new equipment for its facilities in Amherst, N.S., and Belleville, Ont., in addition to the hiring of over 80 new employees.

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September 8, 2020  

Coca-Cola to switch to 100 per cent rPET bottles in Norway and the Netherlands

The initiative is in line with Coca-Cola’s pledge to eliminate new virgin oil-based PET in all of its bottles within the next decade.

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August 28, 2020  

Blown film maker Loparex completes integration of Infiana Group business

The integration of specialty films producer Infiana Group GmbH into Cary, N.C.-based Loparex began in September 2019.

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August 27, 2020  

TricorBraun acquiring Price Container and Packaging

Price Container owner Ryan Price and all Price Container staff will join packaging giant TricorBraun.

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August 26, 2020  

Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification

The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.

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August 21, 2020  

Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award

Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.

News
August 20, 2020  

Klöckner Pentaplast plans “multimillion-dollar” rPET expansion in North America

The 17,500-tonne extrusion expansion supports the increased consumer demand for curb-side recyclable options, supporting closed loop packaging, and a circular economy.

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August 12, 2020  

Sealed Air invests in advanced recycling company Plastic Energy

Sealed Air said the investment furthers its pledge made in 2018 to have 50 per cent recycled content across all its packaging – with 60 per cent of that coming from post-consumer recycled content – by 2025.

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August 12, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis

Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.

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August 12, 2020  

Comexi Group to open technology centre in Miami

Scheduled for completion in November, the 15,000-square-foot facility will offer training in flexo, laminating, slitting, equipment maintenance, colour management, and prepress processes.

News
August 10, 2020  

New technology to produce flexible, durable polyethylene

Developed by chemists from RUDN University in Moscow, the technology makes it possible to double the length of ethylene chains in comparison with those obtained by existing methods for polymers synthesis.

News
August 5, 2020  

Pack Expo cancelled

Show sponsor PMMI Media Group is launching a new live, web-based event called Pack Expo Connects 2020 that will run from Nov. 9-13.

News
August 4, 2020  

Tri-Seal invests $1 million in new closure liner manufacturing facility in India

The investment is designed to reduce the company’s lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household/industrial chemical and cosmetic applications in India.

News
July 29, 2020  

Private equity firm buying Montreal-based rigid packaging molder IPL Plastics

The deal between Madison Dearborn Partners and IPL is subject to approval from at least two-thirds of shareholders and IPL not securing a better offer from another company within 30 to 40 days.

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July 20, 2020  

KFC Canada to replace plastic buckets with bamboo by 2021

Using bamboo poutine buckets will allow it to eliminate 55 tonnes of plastic waste annually, the restaurant chain said.

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July 20, 2020  

Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries

The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.

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July 16, 2020  

Good Natured Products launches plant-based flexible packaging products

The products are made from 51% plant-based materials derived from rapidly renewable sugarcane and are chemically equivalent to conventional #4 LDPE.

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July 16, 2020  

Pretium Packaging invests $5 million in PET equipment and infrastructure

The North American container and closure maker is investing in PET stretch blow molding equipment and infrastructure that spans across 6 of its 19 manufacturing locations.