Pregis invests $1 million in blown film testing labby Canadian Plastics
Located at Pregis’ blown film manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lab will allow Pregis to better assist converters in delivering performance-oriented materials.
Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030by Canadian Plastics
The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.
Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025by Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.
Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.
ProAmpac buys Bonita Pioneer Packaging Productsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bonita specializes in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons.
Graham Engineering installs a first in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The Graham Mega 26 dual-parison system produces 46,800 bottles per hour to meet the demands of a leading Chinese packaging supplier.
TricorBraun buys healthcare packager Package All Corp.by Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Bayport, N.Y., Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. Package All currently operates seven locations.
Montreal’s ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effectby Canadian Plastics
The ban covers the distribution of lightweight plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns as well as biodegradable bags, which contain an additive that causes them to decompose in heat and light.
Winpak to expand BOPA film capacityby Canadian Plastics
Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)…
Schütz to buy Mexican packaging supplier Envases y Laminadosby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based packaging supplier Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement to acquire Mexican rigid industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados (ELSA) for an undisclosed sum. Under licence agreements, ELSA and Schütz have worked together in Mexico for 20…
Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018by Canadian Plastics
Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.
Bekum reorganizes its global sales divisionby Canadian Plastics
The Berlin-based extrusion blow molding equipment maker has appointed Bill Duckham as its new sales director, Werner Pawlowski as a new global sales manager, and Stephan Gruber as a sales engineer.
NPE2018 Bottle Zone is sold outby Canadian Plastics
The sold-out Bottle Zone that will be featured at the upcoming NPE2018 trade show in Orlando will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor, and provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this sector.
Graham Partners buys thermoformer Tray-Pakby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Reading, Pa., Tray-Pak produces thermoformed packaging solutions such as trays, deli containers, display trays, lids, and domes for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.
Stand-up pouches to top $4.5 billion by 2021: reportby Canadian Plastics
The favourable development of the total supply chain cost of stand-up pouches and their stronger proposition to promote sustainability compared with rigid packaging alternatives will continue to be the key drivers of demand, AMI Consulting said.
Rigid packager IntraPac sold to private equity firm Onexby Canadian Plastics
Mooresville, N.C.-based IntraPac manufactures sticks, jars, vials, closures, spouts, bottles, and tubes for the personal care, household products, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
Sidel partners with Coca-Cola for new “spiral” Fanta PET bottleby Canadian Plastics
Coca-Cola credits the new bottle redesign with helping to revitalize the 70-year-old Fanta brand.
Graham Partners buys packaging thermoformer EasyPakby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Leominster, Mass., EasyPak serves the food packaging sector, and describes itself as being unusual in that it offers packaging made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled materials.
Coveris realigns into four business unitsby Canadian Plastics
Packaging supplier Coveris Holdings SA has realigned its operations into four business units: Americas, Rigid, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and UK Food & Consumer.
Berry Group buys film maker Clopay Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Ohio, Clopay Plastics manufactures specialty plastic films for hygienic, health care, and industrial products.