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Packaging


December 6, 2019 Feature

A look at some resonating new resins

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to food packaging, plastic is almost always a better material to choose than the alternatives. And speaking of better, here are some of the newest plastic resins and additives designed for both rigid and flexible applications.

December 5, 2019 Feature

Part packaging, robot-style

by Canadian Plastics

So you’ve finally decided to automate your end-of-the-line part packaging process? Great. Now here’s how to do it.

December 3, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facility

by Canadian Plastics

The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.

November 28, 2019 News

TC Transcontinental selling its paper and woven PP operations to Hood Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Burlington, Ont.-base Hood will acquire TC’s operations in the U.S. states of California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia.

November 22, 2019 News

Flexible packager TC Transcontinental to shutter P.E.I. facility

by Canadian Plastics

Citing low production volumes, the Montreal-based company says it will close the P.E.I. plant by January 2020 and lay off about 15 workers.

November 19, 2019 News

Sonoco grows healthcare packaging footprint with thermoformer acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

The global packaging supplier is purchasing Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC and Plastique Holdings Ltd. for $187 million.

November 18, 2019 News

Berlin Packaging announces departure of CEO Andrew Berlin

by Canadian Plastics

John Zimmerman will serve as interim CEO of the Chicago-based company until a permanent replacement is found.

November 14, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in India

by Canadian Plastics

Located in Ahmedabad, the plant is said to be the world’s first facility designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only.

November 1, 2019 News

Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMach

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.

October 31, 2019 News

Clariant completes sale of its healthcare packaging business

by Canadian Plastics

The company will be rebranded as Airnov Healthcare Packaging.

October 30, 2019 News

Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North America

by Canadian Plastics

The agreement allows Charlotte, N.C.-based Schaefer to provide design, manufacturing, and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry.

October 29, 2019 News

The Beer Store to eliminate single-use plastic bags from all stores

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario retail chain will be eliminating single-use plastic bags at all locations in January 2020.

October 24, 2019 News

ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink film

by Canadian Plastics

The companies used the K 2019 show to demonstrate a 40-micron, five-layer polyolefin dedicated collation shrink film, which included 30 per cent recycled polyethylene.

October 24, 2019 News

New zero waste solution for coffee capsules

by Canadian Plastics

The GEA capsules are suitable for Nespresso, Lavazza Blue, and Keurig systems, and are made with Ingeo, a renewably sourced biomaterial from NatureWorks.

October 23, 2019 News

Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

by Canadian Plastics

The Sourcing Industry Group recognizes the company along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.

October 23, 2019 News

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The company, said to be the No. 1 importer of premium bottled water in the U.S., also plans to have 20 per cent rPET in bottles next year.

October 23, 2019 News

Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plastics

by Canadian Plastics

About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. 

October 21, 2019 News

Sabic opens new caps and closures center in the Netherlands

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility has equipment for testing material characteristics such as mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and environmental stress cracking resistance.

October 20, 2019 News

Husky commits to sustainable packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

October 19, 2019 News

Private equity firm Nautic Partners and management buy Spartech

by Canadian Plastics

Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Spartech supplies acrylic products, plastic sheet and rollstock, specialty film laminates, and thermoformed packaging solutions.