July 6, 2020 News

Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging

by Canadian Plastics

To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.

July 6, 2020 News

Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springs

by Canadian Plastics

The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.

June 30, 2020 News

Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene market

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.

June 24, 2020 News

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers

by Canadian Plastics

The German Cabinet has announced an end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks, and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by July 3, 2021.

June 22, 2020 News

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible

by Canadian Plastics

With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.

June 19, 2020 Feature

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

by Canadian Plastics

A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.

June 19, 2020 News

COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.

June 11, 2020 News

Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic

by Canadian Plastics

The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.

June 5, 2020 News

Lowe’s Canada reports a 58% drop in plastic bag use

by Canadian Plastics

The home improvement retailer introduced a charge on plastic bags at its corporate stores in Quebec in June 2018, and in the rest of Canada in August of the same year,

June 4, 2020 News

Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey

by Canadian Plastics

The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.

June 3, 2020 News

Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia

by Canadian Plastics

Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

June 3, 2020 News

SK Global Chemical completes acquisition of Arkema’s functional polyolefins business

by Canadian Plastics

The deal, first announced in October 2019, is part of South Korea-based SK’s strategy to boost its packaging business.

June 1, 2020 News

Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industry

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.

May 29, 2020 News

Alpla acquiring Spanish packaging supplier Bopla

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition will strengthen Austria-based Alpla’s portfolio in the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments.

May 28, 2020 News

Coca-Cola partners to produce and distribute PPE to fight COVID-19 pandemic

by Canadian Plastics

The soft drink maker has teamed up with supply chain partners and a network of makers to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of protective face shields to healthcare workers and first responders.

May 22, 2020 News

GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platform

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020 News

Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

by Canadian Plastics

Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.

May 20, 2020 News

Dunkin’ Donuts completes global transition from EPS to paper cups

by Canadian Plastics

The restaurant chain’s move from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups was first announced two years ago.

May 13, 2020 News

Tetra Laval Group donates $165,000 to COVID-19 relief aid in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

The Swiss-based multinational corporation is donating the money to United Way Centraide.

May 8, 2020 News

Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platform

by Canadian Plastics

The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.