Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packagingby Canadian Plastics
To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.
Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springsby Canadian Plastics
The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.
Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene marketby Canadian Plastics
The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containersby Canadian Plastics
The German Cabinet has announced an end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks, and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by July 3, 2021.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexibleby Canadian Plastics
With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costsby Canadian Plastics
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.
Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemicby Canadian Plastics
The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.
Lowe’s Canada reports a 58% drop in plastic bag useby Canadian Plastics
The home improvement retailer introduced a charge on plastic bags at its corporate stores in Quebec in June 2018, and in the rest of Canada in August of the same year,
Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jerseyby Canadian Plastics
The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.
Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesiaby Canadian Plastics
Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.
SK Global Chemical completes acquisition of Arkema’s functional polyolefins businessby Canadian Plastics
The deal, first announced in October 2019, is part of South Korea-based SK’s strategy to boost its packaging business.
Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industryby Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.
Alpla acquiring Spanish packaging supplier Boplaby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition will strengthen Austria-based Alpla’s portfolio in the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments.
Coca-Cola partners to produce and distribute PPE to fight COVID-19 pandemicby Canadian Plastics
The soft drink maker has teamed up with supply chain partners and a network of makers to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of protective face shields to healthcare workers and first responders.
GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platformby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awardsby Canadian Plastics
Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.
Dunkin’ Donuts completes global transition from EPS to paper cupsby Canadian Plastics
The restaurant chain’s move from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups was first announced two years ago.
Tetra Laval Group donates $165,000 to COVID-19 relief aid in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
The Swiss-based multinational corporation is donating the money to United Way Centraide.
Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platformby Canadian Plastics
The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.