Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

News
June 16, 2021  

Gerber and Terracycle partner to launch recycling program throughout Canada

The program targets hard-to-recycle baby food packaging, including flexible plastic bags, pouches and inner bags.

Feature
June 16, 2021  

New masterbatches create natural-looking TPE wine corks

The special-effect masterbatch package is from material supplier Avient Corp.

News
June 16, 2021  

B.C. film maker KCS Plastics bought by Spectrum Plastics

KCS is now part of the film division of Spectrum’s PPC Industries.

News
June 16, 2021  

Sidel sets carbon reduction targets

The packaging equipment supplier is also launching a new external communication campaign centered around sustainability.

News
June 14, 2021  

Sidel merges two subsidiaries into new PET packaging services provider

Called Competek, the new France-based company provides services from packaging engineering and optimization to molds and changeover spare parts.

News
June 14, 2021  

Investment firm Soteria Flexibles buys flexible packager Redi-Bag

Tukwila, Wash.-based Redi-Bag serves a diverse set of customers primarily in the seafood and produce packing markets.

News
June 10, 2021  

Intertape Polymer to expand operations at South Carolina plant

The $20-million expansion is expected to create approximately 135 new jobs at the firm’s facility in Blythewood.

News
June 7, 2021  

Canadian plastics extruder Balcan buys Wisconsin manufacturing plant, reports say

The reports say that Quebec-based Balcan plans to manufacture polyethylene blown film and related converted products at the facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Feature
May 26, 2021  

University of Buffalo researchers get funding to improve recycling of plastic film

The effort addresses one of the biggest streams of plastic waste.

News
May 19, 2021  

Investment firm Kelso buys plastic packager Silver Spur

The California-based company will be combined with existing investments in C.L. Smith and Inmark.

News
May 17, 2021  

TC Transcontinental Packaging wins FTA sustainability award

The company has received the Flexographic Technical Association’s Sustainability Excellence Award for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.

Feature
May 14, 2021  

Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban

Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.

News
May 7, 2021  

Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Lux Global Label Asia

Headquartered in Singapore, Lux manufactures decorative labels for global consumer customers in the ASEAN region.

News
May 5, 2021  

Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic

The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.

News
May 5, 2021  

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

News
May 2, 2021  

StackTeck introduces new technology for overmolding PET preforms

The system incorporates two preform molds used in concert with a Niigon rotary cube injection molding machine.

News
April 30, 2021  

Constantia Flexibles acquires snack packager Propak in Turkey

The deal is intended to make Constantia one of the main players in the European snacks market.

News
April 29, 2021  

Global PET stretch blow molding machine market to hit $1.36 billion by 2027, study says

The global market continues to be dominated by Europe, the study says, but the APAC region is expected to have the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027.

News
April 29, 2021  

Tissue maker Kruger Products joins Canada Plastics Pact

Kruger has a 10-year sustainability strategy that includes the target of reducing the virgin plastic in its trademark branded packaging by 50 per cent by 2030.

News
April 28, 2021  

Amcor makes leadership appointments in the Americas

The global packaging supplier has named Dan Murphy as vice president of its North America operations, and Rodrigo Lecot as vice president and general manager of Latin America.

News
April 28, 2021  

NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market

The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.

News
April 21, 2021  

Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%

The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.

News
April 21, 2021  

ProAmpac acquires multi-wall bag maker El Dorado Packaging

The deal expands ProAmpac’s multi-wall bag production into flour and food ingredients markets.

News
April 13, 2021  

Polykar launches new mobile app for flexible packagers

Called PolyApp, the free download allows users to prepare orders and do dimensional calculations for the specific products being designed, manufactured, quoted or purchased.

News
April 7, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts first three 100 per cent PE-PCR resins

The low and linear low density polyethylene grades are targeted to flexible film applications.

News
April 7, 2021  

Packaging supplier Rohrer bought by private equity firm

Rohrer is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and makes thermoformed consumer plastic packaging for a variety of retail industries, including office, beauty, auto-aftermarket, and hardware.

News
March 31, 2021  

Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging

The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.

News
March 31, 2021  

Reifenhäuser acquires majority stake in air cooling ring specialist Kdesign

The deal expands Germany-based Reifenhäuser’s in-house capabilities in cooling, controlling, measuring, and calibrating blown films.

News
March 29, 2021  

Ampacet draws from Africa for new colour collection

Designed for polyolefin applications, the new colour palette enables brand owners to increase consumer product shelf appeal.

News
March 26, 2021  

Canadian machinery supplier Proco unveils case packer for blow molded PET bottles

The Pakman case packer features a collating indexing accumulation system to accumulate complete layers of bottles inside the packaging cell.

News
March 25, 2021  

ePac Flexible Packaging expands into Toronto

The global packaging maker said it has begun accepting orders, with fulfillment handled by ePac Vancouver until the Toronto manufacturing facility opens in June, 2021.

News
March 23, 2021  

ProAmpac buys two UK-based flexible packagers

The acquired companies, IG Industries PLC and Brayford Plastics Ltd., make a broad portfolio of recyclable packaging products.