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.

May 22, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex acquires foam closure liner supplier BrunaSeals

by Canadian Plastics

Doral, Fla.-based BrunaSeals will become part of Tri-Seal, Tekni-Plex’s global closure liners business unit.

May 16, 2017 News

Macro Engineering installs second cling PVC cast film line for Brazilian customer

by Canadian Plastics

Shipped to food packager Meiwa Embalagens, the cling PVC cast film line is capable of producing thicknesses in the range of 8-16µm, with a die width of 2.2 meters.

May 15, 2017 News

Husky forms customer success management organization

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to provide improved support for its systems in the field, processing equipment maker Husky Injection Molding Systems has formed a new organization focused on customer success management (CSM). “This organization is dedicated to proactive support for customers,

May 12, 2017 News

Artificial sausage casing technology smokes the competition

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based Tronoplast Technologies Inc. has just delivered a new ultra-high speed three-layer line designed for manufacturing porous, naturally smokeable polymeric sausage casing to a European customer.

May 5, 2017 News

Amcor Rigid Plastics buys Columbian specialty container maker

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to boost its capabilities in the rigid plastic container sector, packaging supplier Amcor Rigid Plastics USA LLC has expanded its specialty container business in Latin America with the acquisition of Colombia’s Plasticos Team S.A.S. from Columbian food

May 3, 2017 News

Pregis acquires Sharp Packaging Systems

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will add bagging systems capability to Pregis’s protective packaging portfolio.

April 27, 2017 News

ORBIS picks Toronto injection molding plant for annual award

by Canadian Plastics

ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic recycling bins and organic barrels, has named its Toronto injection molding facility as the company’s 2016 Plant of the Year. The Toronto plant was one of ORBIS’ 11 manufacturing facilities considered for the award,

April 18, 2017 News

Milacron delivers its 12,501st India-made injection molding machine

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron Holdings Corp. has delivered its 12,501st injection molding machine manufactured in India. On March 22, Milacron’s India manufacturing team, from its Ahmedabad, India manufacturing facility, presented its 12,501st India-made machine. The Milacron Magna Toggle 450 ton

April 12, 2017 News

Loews buying blow molder Consolidated Container

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container makes packaging applications for beverage, food, and household chemicals. It will be a part of a newly-created segment called Loews Packaging Group.

April 11, 2017 News

GN Thermoforming boosts presence in Asia

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based firm has expanded its agreement with agent Vulcan Plastics Technology to include Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

April 10, 2017 News

ProAmpac acquires Trinity Packaging Corporation

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to move into larger packaging formats, flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac is acquiring Trinity Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging firm that specializes in large format packaging for the lawn and garden, food, and specialty industrial markets. The financial

April 7, 2017 News

Klöckner Pentaplast buying Linpac Group

by Canadian Plastics

Klöckner Pentaplast said the transaction “will create a global leader in the rigid and flexible film market,” with combined annual revenues exceeding US$2 billion.

March 29, 2017 News

Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

by Canadian Plastics

The US$230 million deal will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.

March 20, 2017 News

Starlinger president Erna Starlinger-Huemer dies at 81

by Canadian Plastics

Erna Starlinger-Huemer, the president and former director of Austria-based extrusion machinery maker Starlinger & Co. GmbH, died on March 11 aged 81. With her late husband Franz, Starlinger-Huemer helped build Starlinger into one of the world’s leading plastic packaging machinery

March 8, 2017 News

Converting Systems acquires J&C Industries

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing machinery maker and refurbisher Converting Systems Inc. (CSI) has acquired machining, fabrication, and assembly firm J&C Industries. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “This purchase will allow CSI to provide full support and replacement parts

March 4, 2017 News

Avery Dennison buys PVC tape maker Yongle

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to improve its global tapes and fasteners business, packaging material supplier Avery Dennison has acquired Yongle Tape Company Ltd., said to be one of the world’s largest PVC tape manufacturers, for US$190 million. Headquartered in China’s Hebei

February 20, 2017 News

Sonoco acquiring thermoformer Peninsula Packaging for $230 million

by Canadian Plastics

The move will almost double packaging supplier Sonoco’s thermoforming business.