Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes
The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.
ATS Automation acquires packaging equipment maker DF S.r.l
Italy-based DF will join ATS’ Comecer radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical market business.
TC Transcontinental Packaging opens Wisconsin R&D centre
The new Art, Science and Technology Research and Applications (ASTRA) Center measures 12,200 square feet and employs more than 20 engineers.
Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics
The deal aims to expand Silgan’s product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.
Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact
The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.
PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use
The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
Spartech acquires plastics provider Crawford Industries
With two U.S. plants, Crawford manufactures thin-gauge extruded PE and PP sheets and converts them into environmentally friendly products.
Pretium Packaging to acquire Alpha Packaging
Alpha operates a network of eight facilities throughout the U.S. and Western Canada and two facilities in Europe.
Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
TricorBraun expands into Australia and New Zealand with new acquisition
The packaging distributor is purchasing family-owned Cormack Packaging, which is headquartered near Sydney, Australia.
Berry investing $110 million to expand polypropylene capacity
The Evansville, Ind.-based company wants to make more clear drink cups and lids for quick-service restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, and other foodservice markets.
PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group
Consumer Packaging specializes in manufacturing finished bags and pouches, labels, shrink sleeves and rigid structures for national brand product launches, promotional events and sales samples.
Four U.S. packaging distributors unite to form new holding company
The regional firms, owned by private investment firm Kelso & Co., are coming together as the Novvia Group.
Pactiv Evergreen acquiring thermoformer Fabri-Kal for $380 million
Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fabri-Kal specializes in foodservice packaging.
Pregis investing another $32 million in Michigan manufacturing plant
The investment at the Grand Rapids plant follows $37-million capital expenditure put into that location between 2016 and 2020.
ADM Toronto trade show returning as an in-person event
Slated for Nov. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the event features the Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo, PACKEX, PLAST-EX, and Powder & Bulk Solids shows.
India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022
The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.
Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line
The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.
Alpla acquires packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics
The deal will expand packaging supplier Alpla’s product portfolio in Central and Southeastern Europe.
Tekni-Plex acquires container vented lining material maker M-Industries
Michigan-based M-Industries will operate as part of Tri-Seal, the Tekni-Plex division business specializing in closure liners and seals.
Graham Packaging names Robert Pyle as president and CEO
Pyle has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector.
ProAmpac buys Ireland-based packaging supplier Euroflex
The deal helps ProAmpac serve a growing base of multinational customers.
Tempo Plastics, other Barrie manufacturers receiving investment funding from Ontario government
The businesses are receiving more than $2.8 million through the province’s Regional Development Program.
New enhanced flame treater from Proco delivers productivity improvements for blow molders
The unit features automatic self-ignition controls that ignite and control the flame only when required.
Pregis building $80-million film extrusion plant in South Carolina
The 168,000-square-foot blown-film facility in the city of Anderson will produce engineered films for performance-oriented packaging used in the food, consumer products, and medical device sectors.
StackTeck optimizes TRIM pail design to pass UN test standards
The pails are eight per cent lighter than a benchmarked industry standard five-gallon pail, while meeting UN standards 7.4 (drop test) and 7.5 (compression test).
Specialized Packaging Group acquires Specialized Packaging Solutions
The deal expands Specialized Packaging Group’s capabilities and reach in engineered packaging.
Former W&H Corp. president James Feeney passes away
Feeney, 85, was the first president of the North American operations of Germany-based flexible packaging machinery maker.
New Nova Chemicals resin offers increased moisture barrier technology
Nova Chemcial’s next-generation Surpass HPs267-AB HDPE is designed for blown-film applications.
Polykar breaks ground on new Edmonton manufacturing plant
The facility is phase one of a $40-million investment to create a centre of excellence to develop and commercialize flexible and compostable packaging.
Pregis invests $14 million to support e-commerce growth
The packaging supplier will build a new manufacturing facility in the Atlanta, Ga. area to support e-commerce growth.
Tekni-Plex acquiring Grupo Phoenix
Grupo Phoenix manufactures rigid packaging and has capabilities in the U.S., Colombia and Mexico, and customers in over 30 countries.