Canadian Plastics


June 19, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.

June 18, 2018 News

McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Ireland

by Canadian Plastics

The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.

June 13, 2018 News

Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020

by Canadian Plastics

In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.

June 13, 2018 News

Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plants

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The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

June 3, 2018 News

Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standard

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.

May 30, 2018 News

Plastic water bottles to be banned from Montreal city buildings

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While concessions would be made, such as stockpiling bottled water in case of an emergency, the ban will prevent bottled water from being sold and their use restricted in city-run buildings.

May 28, 2018 News

Starlinger acquires tape and monofilament maker Barmag Spinnzwirn

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Vienna-based plastics machinery manufacturer Starlinger & Co. GmbH has acquired the Barmag Spinnzwirn tape and monofilament business unit of Germany-based filament spinning system maker Oerlikon.

May 23, 2018 News

Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is drawing criticism from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, which notes that a recent public opinion survey shows the ban is highly unpopular with Vancouver residents.

May 21, 2018 Feature

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

by Canadian Plastics

Polytarp Products got its start – not to mention its name – by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way.

May 21, 2018 News

Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA

by Canadian Plastics

The double acquisition will help London, Ont.-based Crawford expand its range of “Shrink It Right” packaging products for the North American market.

May 16, 2018 News

Novolex buying consumer goods supplier Waddington Group for $2.3 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition will produce a unit with more than US$1 billion in U.S. sales of single-use foodservice items such as takeout containers, cups, and bags.

May 8, 2018 News

Klöckner Pentaplast named Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer for 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division of Germany-based Klöckner Pentaplast has been named as the Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer by the Global Health and Pharma network at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2018.

May 4, 2018 News

ProAmpac buys flexible packaging supplier Gateway Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Gateway is one of the largest pet food packaging manufacturers in North America offering a wide array of products, including multi-wall bags, stand-up pouches, small- and large-format quad-seal bags, box pouches, roll stock, treat bags, and hybrid bags.

May 2, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex acquires tray makers Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisitions will expand Tekni-Plex’s food processor tray portfolio and manufacturing capability.

May 2, 2018 News

ORBIS buys dunnage maker Hinkle Manufacturing

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The acquisition comes less than a month after ORBIS purchased dunnage maker Response Packaging.

April 30, 2018 News

New VP of sales for Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion

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Woodbridge, Ont.-based extrusion machinery maker Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies Inc. has named sales industry veteran Judson Lew as its new vice president of sales.

April 24, 2018 News

W. Amsler to supply PET beer containers to NPE’s Bottle Zone Beer Garden

by Canadian Plastics

The Richmond Hill, Ont.-based company, which supplies all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, oversaw all design, technical, and manufacturing work for production of the beer bottles.

April 17, 2018 News

CCC buys large bottle maker PolyCycle Solutions

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In a bid to expand its presence in the large water bottle market, rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Co. has acquired PolyCycle Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

April 10, 2018 Feature

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

by Canadian Plastics

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America.