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June 19, 2019 News

Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distribution

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.

June 19, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing units

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

June 19, 2019 Feature

PET Technologies says aloha to Hawaiian water bottler

by Canadian Plastics

As part of its push into North America, the Austria-based maker of blow molding machines recently sold an APF-6004 automatic stretch blow molding unit for PET bottles to Hawaiian bottled water supplier Waiākea Water.

June 10, 2019 News

Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021

by Canadian Plastics

A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.

June 6, 2019 News

Pregis bought by private equity firm Warburg Pincus

by Canadian Plastics

The Deerfield, Ill.-based protective packaging and systems maker is being sold by it current owner, private equity firm Olympus Partners, for an undisclosed amount.

June 4, 2019 News

GN Thermoforming names Jerome Romkey as new president

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company, which manufactures roll-fed thermoformers for the production of plastic packaging, has also appointed Paul Phillips as its new sales and marketing manager.

May 27, 2019 News

Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.

May 22, 2019 News

Graham Packaging commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The Lancaster, Pa.-based designer and molder of blow molded plastic containers recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

May 20, 2019 News

Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bags

by Canadian Plastics

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, found that 55% of residents of the province oppose banning plastic shopping bags.

May 17, 2019 News

Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.

May 15, 2019 News

Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranir

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.

May 14, 2019 News

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensils

by Canadian Plastics

Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.

May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

May 2, 2019 News

Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.

April 29, 2019 News

Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Beverage makers Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have announced a major partnership with Carbios, a bio-industrial solutions company, and beauty leader L’Oréal aimed at advancing the circular economy.

April 23, 2019 News

Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.

April 22, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

April 17, 2019 News

W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beer

by Canadian Plastics

Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.

April 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.

April 15, 2019 News

Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming company

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.