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Packaging


March 23, 2020 News

Klöckner Pentaplast completes major pharma capacity expansion in Brazil

by Canadian Plastics

A new state-of-the-art coating line has increased the company’s pharmaceutical packaging film coating capacity for South America by over 30 per cent.

March 19, 2020 News

ProMach acquires blister pack maker Pharmaworks

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to beef up its portfolio of pharmaceutical solutions, packaging solutions provider ProMach has acquired Pharmaworks, a supplier of blister packaging technology for the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and contract packaging industries. The financial terms of the deal have

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 16, 2020 News

Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouver

by Canadian Plastics

The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.

March 15, 2020 News

New Jersey legislators vote to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

But the legislation still needs the New Jersey state Assembly to pass its own version of the law and have Democrat governor Philip Murphy sign it before it’s enacted.  

March 11, 2020 News

GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South America

by Canadian Plastics

New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.

March 11, 2020 News

Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.

February 27, 2020 News

Restaurant giant Yum Brands to phase out EPS packaging by 2022

by Canadian Plastics

After being lobbied by a non-profit organization, Yum Brands – which owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Kentucky Fried Chicken global restaurant chains – has also committed to making all of its packaging fully compostable or reusable by 2025.

February 27, 2020 News

TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group

by Canadian Plastics

The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

February 25, 2020 News

Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.

February 25, 2020 News

Flexible packaging demand in Asia hit by sluggish regional economy, report says

by Canadian Plastics

According to Wood Mackenzie’s report, ‘Flexible Packaging Asia Supply Demand Report’, the region’s largest markets – China and India – experienced significant disruptions in 2019.

February 24, 2020 News

Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.

February 24, 2020 News

Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producers

by Canadian Plastics

Under the new plan, producers of containers, packaging, and printed matter – including plastics – will be responsible for a product throughout its entire life cycle. They will be in charge of the recovery, sorting, packaging, and recycling of their products.

February 19, 2020 News

ProAmpac to build new collaboration and innovation centre in New York

by Canadian Plastics

The flexible packaging manufacturer’s new 25,000 square-foot facility near Rochester, N.Y. will be opened by mid-2021.

February 17, 2020 News

Thin wall packaging industry is globally fragmented but gaining on aluminium and glass, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Thin wall packaging accounts for 12 per cent of the global packaging production, the report from AMI Consulting concludes, equivalent to 18 million tonnes.

February 11, 2020 News

Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.

February 10, 2020 News

Anti-plastics regulations are leading to less sustainable packaging alternatives, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Industry is responding to the regulatory backlash against plastics by switching to other materials without considering their environmental impact relative to plastics, the new report from ICIS said, or whether sufficient local waste collection systems are in place.

February 5, 2020 News

Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures market

by Canadian Plastics

Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.

January 31, 2020 News

Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Spanish apparel label maker Eti-Textil

by Canadian Plastics

Eti-Textil will become part of CCL’s Apparel Labeling Systems business.

January 30, 2020 News

U.S. plastic bag manufacturers want 95 per cent of plastic retail bags to be reused or recycled by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, which made the pledge, also wants all bags to have 25 per cent recycled content by 2025.