Spartech acquires plastics provider Crawford Industries
With two U.S. plants, Crawford manufactures thin-gauge extruded PE and PP sheets and converts them into environmentally friendly products.
Pretium Packaging to acquire Alpha Packaging
Alpha operates a network of eight facilities throughout the U.S. and Western Canada and two facilities in Europe.
Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
TricorBraun expands into Australia and New Zealand with new aquisition
The packaging distributor is purchasing family-owned Cormack Packaging, which is headquartered near Sydney, Australia.
Berry investing $110 million to expand polypropylene capacity
The Evansville, Ind.-based company wants to make more clear drink cups and lids for quick-service restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, and other foodservice markets.
PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group
Consumer Packaging specializes in manufacturing finished bags and pouches, labels, shrink sleeves and rigid structures for national brand product launches, promotional events and sales samples.
Four U.S. packaging distributors unite to form new holding company
The regional firms, owned by private investment firm Kelso & Co., are coming together as the Novvia Group.
Pactiv Evergreen acquiring thermoformer Fabri-Kal for $380 million
Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fabri-Kal specializes in foodservice packaging.
Pregis investing another $32 million in Michigan manufacturing plant
The investment at the Grand Rapids plant follows $37-million capital expenditure put into that location between 2016 and 2020.
ADM Toronto trade show returning as an in-person event
Slated for Nov. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event features the Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo, PACKEX, PLAST-EX, and Powder & Bulk Solids shows.
India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022
The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.
Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line
The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.
Alpla acquires packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics
The deal will expand packaging supplier Alpla’s product portfolio in Central and Southeastern Europe.
Tekni-Plex acquires container vented lining material maker M-Industries
Michigan-based M-Industries will operate as part of Tri-Seal, the Tekni-Plex division business specializing in closure liners and seals.
Graham Packaging names Robert Pyle as president and CEO
Pyle has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector.
ProAmpac buys Ireland-based packaging supplier Euroflex
The deal helps ProAmpac serve a growing base of multinational customers.
Tempo Plastics, other Barrie manufacturers receiving investment funding from Ontario government
The businesses are receiving more than $2.8 million through the province’s Regional Development Program.
New enhanced flame treater from Proco delivers productivity improvements for blow molders
The unit features automatic self-ignition controls that ignite and control the flame only when required.
Pregis building $80-million film extrusion plant in South Carolina
The 168,000-square-foot blown-film facility in the city of Anderson will produce engineered films for performance-oriented packaging used in the food, consumer products, and medical device sectors.
StackTeck optimizes TRIM pail design to pass UN test standards
The pails are eight per cent lighter than a benchmarked industry standard five-gallon pail, while meeting UN standards 7.4 (drop test) and 7.5 (compression test).
Specialized Packaging Group acquires Specialized Packaging Solutions
The deal expands Specialized Packaging Group’s capabilities and reach in engineered packaging.
Former W&H Corp. president James Feeney passes away
Feeney, 85, was the first president of the North American operations of Germany-based flexible packaging machinery maker.
New Nova Chemicals resin offers increased moisture barrier technology
Nova Chemcial’s next-generation Surpass HPs267-AB HDPE is designed for blown-film applications.
Polykar breaks ground on new Edmonton manufacturing plant
The facility is phase one of a $40-million investment to create a centre of excellence to develop and commercialize flexible and compostable packaging.
Pregis invests $14 million to support e-commerce growth
The packaging supplier will build a new manufacturing facility in the Atlanta, Ga. area to support e-commerce growth.
Tekni-Plex acquiring Grupo Phoenix
Grupo Phoenix manufactures rigid packaging and has capabilities in the U.S., Colombia and Mexico, and customers in over 30 countries.
ProAmpac acquires U.K.-based Ultimate Packaging
Ultimate Packaging is a flexographic and digitally-printed flexible packaging supplier.
Canadian packaging specialist Cannasupplies bought by Berlin Packaging
The Markham, Ont.-based company will operate as a division of Consolidated Bottle Corp., the Canadian packaging supplier Berlin Packaging acquired in November 2020.
Global consumer brands unveil world’s first enzyme-recycled plastic bottles
A PET recycling breakthrough from Carbios, L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe yields food-grade PET bottles.
Indorama Ventures completes acquisition of CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility
The facility in Dallas recycles 3 billion PET plastic bottles a year.
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.