Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

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September 17, 2021  

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.

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September 16, 2021  

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.

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September 15, 2021  

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.

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September 14, 2021  

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.

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September 14, 2021  

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.

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September 13, 2021  

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.

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September 10, 2021  

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.

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September 8, 2021  

Pactiv Evergreen acquiring thermoformer Fabri-Kal for $380 million

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fabri-Kal specializes in foodservice packaging.

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September 1, 2021  

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.

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August 26, 2021  

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.

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August 25, 2021  

India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022

The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.

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August 25, 2021  

Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line

The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.

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August 20, 2021  

Alpla acquires packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics

The deal will expand packaging supplier Alpla’s product portfolio in Central and Southeastern Europe.

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August 10, 2021  

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.

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August 3, 2021  

Graham Packaging names Robert Pyle as president and CEO

Pyle has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector.

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August 2, 2021  

ProAmpac buys Ireland-based packaging supplier Euroflex

The deal helps ProAmpac serve a growing base of multinational customers.

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July 23, 2021  

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.

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July 21, 2021  

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.

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July 19, 2021  

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.

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July 16, 2021  

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).

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July 14, 2021  

Specialized Packaging Group acquires Specialized Packaging Solutions

The deal expands Specialized Packaging Group’s capabilities and reach in engineered packaging.

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July 12, 2021  

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.

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July 12, 2021  

New Nova Chemicals resin offers increased moisture barrier technology

Nova Chemcial’s next-generation Surpass HPs267-AB HDPE is designed for blown-film applications.

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July 9, 2021  

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.

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July 2, 2021  

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.

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July 2, 2021  

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.

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July 2, 2021  

ProAmpac acquires U.K.-based Ultimate Packaging

Ultimate Packaging is a flexographic and digitally-printed flexible packaging supplier.

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June 29, 2021  

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.

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June 28, 2021  

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.

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June 28, 2021  

Indorama Ventures completes acquisition of CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The facility in Dallas recycles 3 billion PET plastic bottles a year.

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June 16, 2021  

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.

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June 16, 2021  

New masterbatches create natural-looking TPE wine corks

The special-effect masterbatch package is from material supplier Avient Corp.