Two Ontario plastics processors investing to expand
E. Hofmann Plastics Canada and Rochling Engineering Plastics are both receiving funding assistance from the Ontario government.
ABB and Zume partner on new sustainable packaging application
ABB is providing robots that will enable Zume’s production of bio-based packaging on a global scale, helping to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.
Alpla establishes new Asia-Pacific region
The new office in Singapore unifies the packaging supplier’s current operations in China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Berry Global signs advanced recycled resin supply agreement with PureCycle
The deal will supply Berry with more than 600 million pounds a year of recycled plastic material by 2025.
Labatt reducing plastic packaging at its Montreal and London, Ont. breweries
As part of a larger sustainability investment, the brewer is introducing its KeelClip packaging system at these sites, which replaces plastic rings, tops and shrink film with recyclable fibre paperboard.
Trelleborg selling printing blanket operation to Continental
Germany-based Continental plans to integrate the operation into its ContiTech business.
Alpla puts HDPE recycling plant in Mexico into operation
The new facility in Toluca will double its HDPE recycling capacity in 2022.
ProMach buys flexible packaging technology provider CL&D Graphics
The deal expands ProMach’s flexible and rigid packaging systems portfolio.
Coca‑Cola unveils first 100 per cent plant-based plastic beverage bottle
A limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles have been produced.
ADM Toronto is this week
Running from Nov. 9 to 11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the show features a packed conference agenda and a strong lineup of expert speakers.
ProAmpac buys two Irish flexible packaging suppliers
The Cincinnati-based firm has acquired Fispak Ltd. and Irish Flexible Packaging.
Tupperware designs reusable meal packaging for Tim Hortons
The pilot program using the Loop reusable packaging concept gets a trial run at select Tim Hortons locations in Burlington, Ont.
Polykar names Harinder Tamber as director of sales for flexible packaging
Tamber’s previous roles include positions with Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants, Canada Colors & Chemicals, and Macro Engineering & Technology.
Husky making Advantage+EliteTM monitoring technology standard on all PET and closure systems
To reinforce this capability, Husky has opened a number of Advantage+EliteTM monitoring centres around the world.
New general manager for Nova Scotia-based GN Thermoforming Equipment
Industry veteran Deane Nash has been appointed to the role.
Packaging supplier Lacerta Group appoints Peter Lennox as new CEO
Ali Lotfi, who co-founded the Mansfield, Mass.-based company in 1993 and has been CEO since inception, will become its chief commercial officer and remain a Board member.
Novvia Group acquires packaging distributor Fox Valley Containers
Headquartered in Crystal Lake, Ill., Fox Valley is a distributor of cans, pails, drums, bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging products.
Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET
The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging
The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.
Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan
The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.
Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability
Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.
Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes
The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.
ATS Automation acquires packaging equipment maker DF S.r.l
Italy-based DF will join ATS’ Comecer radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical market business.
TC Transcontinental Packaging opens Wisconsin R&D centre
The new Art, Science and Technology Research and Applications (ASTRA) Center measures 12,200 square feet and employs more than 20 engineers.
Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics
The deal aims to expand Silgan’s product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.
Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact
The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.
PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use
The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
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.
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.
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.
TricorBraun expands into Australia and New Zealand with new acquisition
The packaging distributor is purchasing family-owned Cormack Packaging, which is headquartered near Sydney, Australia.
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.