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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TricorBraun acquiring Price Container and Packaging
Price Container owner Ryan Price and all Price Container staff will join packaging giant TricorBraun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries
The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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.
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.