Tissue maker Kruger Products joins Canada Plastics Pact
Kruger has a 10-year sustainability strategy that includes the target of reducing the virgin plastic in its trademark branded packaging by 50 per cent by 2030.
Amcor makes leadership appointments in the Americas
The global packaging supplier has named Dan Murphy as vice president of its North America operations, and Rodrigo Lecot as vice president and general manager of Latin America.
NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market
The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.
Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%
The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.
ProAmpac acquires multi-wall bag maker El Dorado Packaging
The deal expands ProAmpac’s multi-wall bag production into flour and food ingredients markets.
Polykar launches new mobile app for flexible packagers
Called PolyApp, the free download allows users to prepare orders and do dimensional calculations for the specific products being designed, manufactured, quoted or purchased.
Nova Chemicals debuts first three 100 per cent PE-PCR resins
The low and linear low density polyethylene grades are targeted to flexible film applications.
Packaging supplier Rohrer bought by private equity firm
Rohrer is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, and makes thermoformed consumer plastic packaging for a variety of retail industries, including office, beauty, auto-aftermarket, and hardware.
Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging
The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.
Reifenhäuser acquires majority stake in air cooling ring specialist Kdesign
The deal expands Germany-based Reifenhäuser’s in-house capabilities in cooling, controlling, measuring, and calibrating blown films.
Ampacet draws from Africa for new colour collection
Designed for polyolefin applications, the new colour palette enables brand owners to increase consumer product shelf appeal.
Canadian machinery supplier Proco unveils case packer for blow molded PET bottles
The Pakman case packer features a collating indexing accumulation system to accumulate complete layers of bottles inside the packaging cell.
ePac Flexible Packaging expands into Toronto
The global packaging maker said it has begun accepting orders, with fulfillment handled by ePac Vancouver until the Toronto manufacturing facility opens in June, 2021.
ProAmpac buys two UK-based flexible packagers
The acquired companies, IG Industries PLC and Brayford Plastics Ltd., make a broad portfolio of recyclable packaging products.
UK grocery chain Asda moves from single-use to reusable plastic bags
The British retailer expects to remove 101 million single-use bags in favour of reusable bags made from recycled PET bottles.
Champlain Financial Corp. and GefCo acquire Quebec-based Naya Waters
Founded in 1986, Naya Waters produces natural spring water, and has partnerships with leading retailers across Canada.
Date and hall change announced for Process Expo
The trade event is being moved from October to Nov. 2 – 5 in the South Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Pregis opens new film converting, equipment assembly facilities
The two new plants in Wisconsin are intended to support growth of its Sharp Packaging Systems brand.
Blow molder Logoplaste expands its Wisconsin facility
The expansion comes less than one month after the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board became the majority owner of the Portugal-based company.
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good natured Products unveils new plant-based recyclable PET packaging
Food-safe Bio-PET is a thermoformed packaging material designed to successfully co-mingle in the recycling stream with petroleum-based packaging.
Unilever NA invests $15 million in plastic recycling initiative
The investment is part of the consumer goods maker’s plan to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025.
Loews selling 47 per cent stake in blow molder Altium to Singapore’s GIC
Altium has 64 packaging plants in Canada and the U.S.
Packaging supplier Tekni-Plex names Brenda Chamulak as new president and CEO
Effective June 30, she will succeed Paul Young, who will become chairman of Tekni-Plex’s board of directors.
TricorBraun buys Quebec rigid packaging maker Roda
The deal will expand TricorBraun’s presence in Eastern Canada.
Fresh milk in Amcor’s clear PCR/PET bottles is a first in Argentina
The cold-fill bottle for leading dairy maker Mastellone Hnos SA contains 20 per cent PCR content.
Recycler PreZero enters processing market with Roplast Industries acquisition
California-based Roplast makes polyethylene film and bags, and has the capacity to processes 30 million pounds per year.
Five ProAmpac facilities attain SQF food-quality certifications
The facilities are Richmond, Quebec City; Appleton, Wis.; Cary, Ill.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Wrightstown, Wis.
GN Thermoforming bought by Brown Machine Group
GN Thermoforming will continue to operate and manufacture under its current name and remain headquartered in Chester, N.S.
Ontario Teachers’ buys majority stake in blow molder Logoplaste
Headquartered in Portugal, Logoplaste makes plastic bottles and containers for water, milk, ketchup, shampoo and lubricants.
Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin
The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.
Flexographic printing machine maker SOMA names DTM Flexo Services as Canadian sales agent
Czech Republic-based SOMA is a producer of flexographic printing presses, plate mounters, and slitter rewinders.