Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

News
April 29, 2021  

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.

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April 28, 2021  

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.

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April 28, 2021  

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.

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April 21, 2021  

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.

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April 21, 2021  

ProAmpac acquires multi-wall bag maker El Dorado Packaging

The deal expands ProAmpac’s multi-wall bag production into flour and food ingredients markets.

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April 13, 2021  

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.

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April 7, 2021  

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.

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April 7, 2021  

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.

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March 31, 2021  

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.

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March 31, 2021  

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.

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March 29, 2021  

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.

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March 26, 2021  

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.

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March 25, 2021  

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.

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March 23, 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.

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March 22, 2021  

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.

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March 22, 2021  

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.

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March 22, 2021  

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.

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March 18, 2021  

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.

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March 18, 2021  

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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March 17, 2021  

OPINION: Revamping Canada’s packaging production

The packaging sector has huge impact on Canada’s economic future. And with new competitors emerging and turning to advanced technologies to gain a competitive edge, small, incremental investments can make all the difference.

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March 17, 2021  

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.

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March 17, 2021  

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.

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March 12, 2021  

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.

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March 11, 2021  

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.

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March 9, 2021  

TricorBraun buys Quebec rigid packaging maker Roda

The deal will expand TricorBraun’s presence in Eastern Canada.

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March 8, 2021  

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.

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March 3, 2021  

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.

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March 3, 2021  

Five ProAmpac facilities attain SQF food-quality certifications

The facilities are Richmond, Quebec City; Appleton, Wis.; Cary, Ill.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Wrightstown, Wis.

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March 1, 2021  

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.

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February 26, 2021  

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.

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February 22, 2021  

Nova Chemicals debuts film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin

The film structures can be tailored to meet customer-specific application demands.

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February 19, 2021  

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.