September 11, 2017 News

Sealed Air buys Singapore-based foam maker Fagerdala

by Canadian Plastics

Fagerdala, established in 1983 with headquarters in Singapore, has 14 manufacturing facilities, employs more than 1,300 people in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States, and generated $80 million in sales in 2016.

September 10, 2017 News

Amcor considering potential takeover of rival Bemis: reports

by Canadian Plastics

Australia-based packaging giant Amcor Ltd. is considering a takeover of rival Bemis Co., news reports are saying. According to Reuters and Bloomberg news agencies, Amcor is working with advisers to explore a bid for Bemis, which has a market value

September 6, 2017 News

Flexible packager ProAmpac buys PolyFirst Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Wisconsin, PolyFirst produces printed/customized roll stock and various types of plastic pouches and bags.

September 5, 2017 News

Veritiv acquires rigid packager All American Containers

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition is designed to provide Veritiv with additional marketing, selling, and distribution channels into the North American rigid packaging market.

August 28, 2017 News

Quebec flexible packager Gelpac sold

by Canadian Plastics

The company has been purchased by two new co-owners: investment firm Namakor Holdings, which is headquartered in Montreal, and institutional investor Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

August 23, 2017 News

ProAmpac acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando

by Canadian Plastics

The business will become part of the ProAmpac brand and operate as a part of the Extrusion and Laminations Division.

August 23, 2017 News

Thierry Fabozzi named new president of PTI

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging design company Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI) has named Thierry Fabozzi as its new president. Effective immediately, Fabozzi will be responsible for global operations and will report to the company’s board of directors. In 2012, Fabozzi joined Holland, Ohio-based PTI

August 13, 2017 News

Sealed Air acquires Brazilian flexible packager Deltaplam

by Canadian Plastics

Food packaging supplier Sealed Air Corporation is acquiring Brazilian flexible packaging maker Deltaplam Embalagens Indústria e Comércio Ltda for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1994, Deltaplam primarily serves the food industry, extruding high-barrier shrinkable bags, multilayer films, laminates, and pouches.

August 8, 2017 News

Bottle maker Axium buying plant in Missouri

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic container, caps and closures maker Axium Plastics Inc., which has a manufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ont., is opening a new plant in Missouri. As announced by the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, in Jefferson City, Missouri, Axium is investing

July 27, 2017 News

Cott selling beverage manufacturing business in $1.25 billion deal

by Canadian Plastics

Canada-based Cott is selling its bottling operation to Dutch drinks giant Refresco Corporation.

July 18, 2017 News

Packaging supplier Multi-Color buying Constantia Flexibles’ labels division

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Batavia, Ohio-based Multi-Color said that the $1.3 billion deal would complement its wine and spirits business with what it called Constantia’s strength in the food and beverage sector.

July 16, 2017 News

Chantler Packaging creates JV with Pakistani flexible packager

by Canadian Plastics

Called Chantler Packages Inc., the new company will assume the employees and operations of Chantler Packaging, which is headquartered in Mississauga, Ont.

June 28, 2017 News

Sonoco buying Clear Lam Packaging for $170 million

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its global flexible packaging and thermoforming plastics operations, Sonoco Products Co. is acquiring Clear Lam Packaging for US$170 million. Founded in 1969, Clear Lam develops and manufactures flexible and rigid packaging materials – including multi-layer

June 27, 2017 News

Ontario bottler Salbro acquired by TricorBraun

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Woodbridge, Ont., Salbro also operates in Quebec and Newfoundland.

June 27, 2017 News

Alpla buys Italian bottle maker Propack

by Canadian Plastics

Propack specializes in the production of HDPE and PET bottles for home care. The purchase is Alpla’s second acquisition in June 217.

June 16, 2017 Feature

IPL’s cart business keeps on rolling

by Canadian Plastics

This Quebec-based injection molder exited the auto parts molding business and, led by its production of wheeled carts, is now killing it as one of North America’s leading suppliers of products for the environmental, bulk food, and retail sectors.

June 14, 2017 News

ProAmpac receives “Spirit of Excellence” award from Hormel Foods

by Canadian Plastics

For the third straight year, flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac has won a Spirit of Excellence Award from its customer Hormel Foods.

June 9, 2017 News

Starlinger PET recycling line paying off for Ontario water bottler

by Canadian Plastics

The line, which was installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ont., has delivered higher than expected production output and minimized the purge rate by 40 per cent.

May 26, 2017 News

Toray Plastics helps Rhode Island university break ground on new engineering complex

by Canadian Plastics

Made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from Toray Plastics, the new University of Rhode Island engineering complex gives Toray naming rights for building’s atrium.

May 24, 2017 News

IPL buys California-based molder Macro Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The US$150 million purchase is designed to expand IPL’s footprint in the U.S. and South America.