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February 14, 2018 News

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020

by Canadian Plastics

The doughnut and beverage restaurant chain will phase new double-walled paper cups into U.S. restaurants beginning in spring 2018.

February 9, 2018 Feature

Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottle

by Canadian Plastics

Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign.

February 7, 2018 News

Aoki holds NPE2018 machine preview

by Canadian Plastics

Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. kicked off its NPE2018 season earlier than most exhibiting companies by holding an exhibition machine preview at its manufacturing headquarters in Ueda, Japan on Jan. 30-31.

February 7, 2018 News

Amcor unveils first commercial container utilizing LiquiForm technology

by Canadian Plastics

The PET bottle for Nature’s Promise hand soap is produced on proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by LiquiForm.

January 30, 2018 News

Packaging equipment maker ProMach bought by private equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

Covington, Kentucky-based ProMach operates facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, and offers services in filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line.

January 26, 2018 News

Pregis invests $1 million in blown film testing lab

by Canadian Plastics

Located at Pregis’ blown film manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lab will allow Pregis to better assist converters in delivering performance-oriented materials.

January 24, 2018 News

Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030

by Canadian Plastics

The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.

January 24, 2018 News

Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.

January 13, 2018 News

Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEO

by Canadian Plastics

In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.

January 9, 2018 News

ProAmpac buys Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bonita specializes in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons.

January 9, 2018 News

Graham Engineering installs a first in China

by Canadian Plastics

The Graham Mega 26 dual-parison system produces 46,800 bottles per hour to meet the demands of a leading Chinese packaging supplier.

January 7, 2018 News

TricorBraun buys healthcare packager Package All Corp.

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Bayport, N.Y., Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. Package All currently operates seven locations.

January 2, 2018 News

Montreal’s ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effect

by Canadian Plastics

The ban covers the distribution of lightweight plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns as well as biodegradable bags, which contain an additive that causes them to decompose in heat and light.

January 2, 2018 News

Winpak to expand BOPA film capacity

by Canadian Plastics

Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)

December 29, 2017 News

Schütz to buy Mexican packaging supplier Envases y Laminados

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based packaging supplier Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement to acquire Mexican rigid industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados (ELSA) for an undisclosed sum. Under licence agreements, ELSA and Schütz have worked together in Mexico for 20

December 19, 2017 News

Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.

December 14, 2017 News

Bekum reorganizes its global sales division

by Canadian Plastics

The Berlin-based extrusion blow molding equipment maker has appointed Bill Duckham as its new sales director, Werner Pawlowski as a new global sales manager, and Stephan Gruber as a sales engineer.

December 12, 2017 News

NPE2018 Bottle Zone is sold out

by Canadian Plastics

The sold-out Bottle Zone that will be featured at the upcoming NPE2018 trade show in Orlando will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor, and provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this sector.

December 9, 2017 News

Graham Partners buys thermoformer Tray-Pak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Tray-Pak produces thermoformed packaging solutions such as trays, deli containers, display trays, lids, and domes for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.

December 5, 2017 News

Stand-up pouches to top $4.5 billion by 2021: report

by Canadian Plastics

The favourable development of the total supply chain cost of stand-up pouches and their stronger proposition to promote sustainability compared with rigid packaging alternatives will continue to be the key drivers of demand, AMI Consulting said.