Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.
To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.
Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.
A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy will oversee all aspects of the global packaging supplier’s financial functions, and will be based out of the company’s office in St. Louis.
Yakima, Wash.-based Thermoforming Systems LLC makes equipment for the North American food packaging industry.
Fred Heptinstall, the company’s CEO, is stepping down effective December 31 of this year; Gideon Feiner will serve as CEO until a replacement is found.
The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.
The Toronto-based specialty label and packaging supplier is buying label converters and tape makers Unilogo, Hinsitsu Screen (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., and Olympic Holding B.V.
Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.
The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.
Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.
Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.
Under the new proposal, which will now go out for consultation, plastic packaging that contains at least 30 per cent recycled material will be exempt from the tax.
Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees and has won several packaging awards recently.
The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.
Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.
Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.
Roegner replaces outgoing president Mike Schmitt effective mid-November, and will be based out of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.
Described as a “world first for the beer industry,” the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.