Canadian Plastics


April 17, 2018 News

CCC buys large bottle maker PolyCycle Solutions

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In a bid to expand its presence in the large water bottle market, rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Co. has acquired PolyCycle Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

April 10, 2018 Feature

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

by Canadian Plastics

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America.

April 10, 2018 News

ProAmpac acquires pouch maker Pactech Packaging

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ProAmpac said that Pactech’s products complement its existing flexible packaging offerings, which primarily serve the medical, industrial and consumer packaged goods markets.                     

April 7, 2018 News

ORBIS Corporation acquires Response Packaging

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Headquartered in Piedmont, S.C., Response Packaging is a manufacturer and supplier of reusable custom dunnage and fabricated rack solutions.

April 4, 2018 Feature

HDPE bottle made from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastics surfaces

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Sporting a silver metallic, pearlescent-effect finish, the world’s first HDPE bottle molded from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastic has just hit the market.

April 2, 2018 News

Transcontinental to buy plastics packager Coveris for $1.7 billion

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The purchase is the latest step in Montreal-based Transcontinental’s expansion into the plastics packaging business.

March 23, 2018 News

Sonoco to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions

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Headquartered in Plant City, Florida, Highland Packaging produces a range of thermoformed plastic packaging used for dairy products and fresh produce.

March 20, 2018 News

TC Transcontinental Packaging takes the Gold for sustainability

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The Flexible packaging supplier has won the Gold award for Sustainability with its compostable peanut bag at the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

March 14, 2018 News

CCL Industries buying Treofan Americas film operations for $255 million

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Toronto-based CCL said its purchase includes a plant that produces biaxially oriented polypropylene film in Zacapu, Mexico, and a sales office and distribution centre in North Carolina, along with other offices.

March 14, 2018 News

Transcontinental buys Chicago-based packaging firm Multifilm

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Montreal-based Transcontinental purchased Multifilm Packaging Corp., which specializes in wrapping for candy, chocolate and other snack foods, for an undisclosed price.

March 4, 2018 News

PAC announces 2018 Global Leadership Awards winners

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Future Brand and Proctor & Gamble take Best of Show awards.

February 28, 2018 News

Nova aims to solve the meal kits packaging challenge

by Canadian Plastics

New products and film structure designs from Nova Chemicals Corp. are designed to help keep food fresh in transit.

February 27, 2018 News

Pregis acquires engineered foam manufacturer Rex Performance Products

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition adds another 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space to Pregis’ capabilities, as well as 150,000 square feet of warehouse space to the Pregis network.

February 14, 2018 News

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020

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The doughnut and beverage restaurant chain will phase new double-walled paper cups into U.S. restaurants beginning in spring 2018.

February 9, 2018 Feature

Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottle

by Canadian Plastics

Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign.

February 7, 2018 News

Aoki holds NPE2018 machine preview

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Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. kicked off its NPE2018 season earlier than most exhibiting companies by holding an exhibition machine preview at its manufacturing headquarters in Ueda, Japan on Jan. 30-31.

February 7, 2018 News

Amcor unveils first commercial container utilizing LiquiForm technology

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The PET bottle for Nature’s Promise hand soap is produced on proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by LiquiForm.

January 30, 2018 News

Packaging equipment maker ProMach bought by private equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

Covington, Kentucky-based ProMach operates facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, and offers services in filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line.

January 26, 2018 News

Pregis invests $1 million in blown film testing lab

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Located at Pregis’ blown film manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lab will allow Pregis to better assist converters in delivering performance-oriented materials.

January 24, 2018 News

Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030

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The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.