Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

News
November 26, 2021  

Two Ontario plastics processors investing to expand

E. Hofmann Plastics Canada and Rochling Engineering Plastics are both receiving funding assistance from the Ontario government.

Feature
November 22, 2021  

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.

News
November 21, 2021  

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.

News
November 17, 2021  

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.

News
November 15, 2021  

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.

News
November 12, 2021  

Trelleborg selling printing blanket operation to Continental

Germany-based Continental plans to integrate the operation into its ContiTech business.

News
November 12, 2021  

Alpla puts HDPE recycling plant in Mexico into operation

The new facility in Toluca will double its HDPE recycling capacity in 2022.

News
November 8, 2021  

ProMach buys flexible packaging technology provider CL&D Graphics

The deal expands ProMach’s flexible and rigid packaging systems portfolio.

Feature
November 8, 2021  

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.

News
November 8, 2021  

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.

News
November 5, 2021  

ProAmpac buys two Irish flexible packaging suppliers

The Cincinnati-based firm has acquired Fispak Ltd. and Irish Flexible Packaging.

News
November 3, 2021  

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.

News
November 3, 2021  

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.

News
November 2, 2021  

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.

News
November 1, 2021  

New general manager for Nova Scotia-based GN Thermoforming Equipment

Industry veteran Deane Nash has been appointed to the role.

News
November 1, 2021  

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.

News
October 27, 2021  

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.

News
October 26, 2021  

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.

News
October 22, 2021  

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging

The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.

News
October 21, 2021  

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.

News
October 20, 2021  

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.

News
September 29, 2021  

Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes

The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.

News
September 29, 2021  

ATS Automation acquires packaging equipment maker DF S.r.l

Italy-based DF will join ATS’ Comecer radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical market business.

News
September 28, 2021  

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.

News
September 21, 2021  

Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics

The deal aims to expand Silgan’s product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.

Feature
September 20, 2021  

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.

News
September 20, 2021  

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.

News
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.

News
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.

Feature
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.

News
September 14, 2021  

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.

News
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.