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August 15, 2018 News

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

According to estimates, New Zealand currently uses over 750 million single-use plastic bags per year, which is equivalent to about 150 per person.

August 15, 2018 News

Chile bans businesses from using plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of August 3, large businesses have six months to phase out the use of plastic bags, while smaller ones will be given two years to adopt the new rules.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by Canadian Plastics

Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.

August 12, 2018 News

France to penalize use of non-recycled plastic

by Canadian Plastics

As part of pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

August 9, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys thermoform packaging supplier Nuconic Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

This is Graham Partners’ third purchase of a thermoformed packager within the past year.

August 6, 2018 News

Amcor buying competitor Bemis for $5.25 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The deal gives Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor new products, particularly the food-packing film for which Bemis is known, as well as deeper access to the Americas.

August 2, 2018 News

Toronto-based packaging supplier Ingenious Packaging bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Franklin, Tenn.-based Resource Label Group has purchased Ingenious Packaging for an undisclosed price.

July 31, 2018 News

Machinery maker Kiefel regroups its packaging activities

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based Kiefel will group all its packaging activities into one unit, called the Kiefel Packaging Division, in order to increase its focus on the rigid plastic packaging market.

July 30, 2018 News

AptarGroup buying packaging maker CSP Technologies for $555 million

by Canadian Plastics

Auburn, Ala.-based CSP makes protective packaging such as blister packaging, vials, films, bottles, and closures, and has manufacturing sites in Alabama, Georgia, and in Neiderbronn, France.

July 30, 2018 News

Pretium Packaging acquires Cox Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Troy, Alabama, Cox specializes in extrusion blow molding of HDPE containers for food, beverage, dairy, and industrial applications.

July 18, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer buying protective packaging maker Polyair

by Canadian Plastics

In its sixth acquisition in four years, Canadian packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group is buying protective packaging maker Polyair Inter Pack Inc., which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., for US$146 million.

July 16, 2018 News

Pregis completes acquisition of FP International

by Canadian Plastics

First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.

July 11, 2018 News

Consolidated Container buying Montreal-based Deltapac Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

June 19, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.

June 19, 2018 News

Pregis acquiring protective packaging maker FP International

by Canadian Plastics

Fremont, Calif.-based FP International provides a wide range of protective packaging solutions, including its Mini Pak’R, Pro Pak’R, and Power Pak’R protective packaging products.

June 18, 2018 News

McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Ireland

by Canadian Plastics

The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.

June 13, 2018 News

Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020

by Canadian Plastics

In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.

June 13, 2018 News

Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plants

by Canadian Plastics

The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.