February 27, 2013 News

Intertape investing $26 million in new South Carolina plant

by Canadian Plastics

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C. manufacturing operations within the same region.

February 25, 2013 News

Dart announces US$47 million plant expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoformer Dart Container Corporation has announced plans to invest US$47 million in a major expansion of the company’s central manufacturing operations in Mason, Mich.

February 23, 2013 News

BWay completes purchase of Ropak Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based rigid containers group BWay Corporation has completed the acquisition of Ropak Packaging, one of North America’s leading manufacturer of rigid, plastic shipping containers serving the consumer goods, food processing,…

February 15, 2013 News

Short-term global caps and closures market will be booming: study

by Canadian Plastics

World demand for caps and closures is projected to rise 5.3 percent per year to US$46 billion in 2016, with volume demand reaching 1.9 trillion units, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

February 9, 2013 News

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.

February 6, 2013 News

Winnipeg molder Reliance Products purchased by Calgary’s Bodtker Group

by Canadian Plastics

Winnipeg blow molder and injection molder Reliance Products LP has been purchased by industrial packaging and lubricant blending and filling company Bodtker Group.

February 6, 2013 News

Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF International

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to offer expanded food-safety and packaging services and a wider global footprint, the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has merged with NSF International, a Michigan-based global public health and safety organization with a similar…

February 4, 2013 News

Deep recess handle puts the pinch grip in a death grip

by Canadian Plastics

There’s nothing wrong with rapid innovation – the sudden leap from black and white to color TV 50-odd years ago comes to mind – but most products improve gradually. It’s not particularly sexy but it definitely works.

January 30, 2013 News

CCL Industries buys Avery Dennison label converting business for $500 million

by Canadian Plastics

CCL Industries Inc., a Toronto-based specialty packaging manufacturer, is acquiring the office and consumer products and designed and engineered solutions businesses of Avery Dennison for $500 million in cash.

January 29, 2013 News

Amcor makes major expansion of Orlando facility

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to beef up its beverage and pharmaceutical packaging capabilities, Amcor Rigid Plastics is making a US$20 million expansion of its bottle manufacturing operation in Orlando, Fla.

January 21, 2013 News

Nova restarts Ontario LDPE plant

by Canadian Plastics

After more than a year, Nova Chemicals Corporation has restarted its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility in Mooretown, Ont.

January 16, 2013 News

Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issues

by Canadian Plastics

To identify solutions to the recent issues surrounding polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and full-wrap labels in the recycle stream, Eastman Chemical Company has organized a full-wrap label consortium.

January 16, 2013 News

Recycled PET bottler Ice River Springs Water buys Arrowhead for $1.65M

by Canadian Plastics

Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc. is acquiring all the assets of Arrowhead Water Products Ltd. for $1.65 million.

December 23, 2012 News

Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

Aided by the addition of thermoformed polystyrene and polyester packaging and molded tubs and lids to some municipal collection programs, Canadians recycled an additional 24 per cent of plastic packaging and products in 2011 compared to 2010,…

December 19, 2012 News

Athena Automation partners with SIPA for PET preforms

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to expand product range and service organization in the PET market, injection molding machine and automation equipment manufacturer Athena Automation has formalized a partnership with Italy-based plastic container maker SIPA.

December 15, 2012 News

Ravego buys EPS producers

by Canadian Plastics

Ravago Holdings Americas, the U.S. operations of Belgian-based Ravago, has acquired two producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), Monotez and Eastchem.

December 8, 2012 News

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics buys Twin Bay Medical

by Canadian Plastics

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has purchased Twin Bay Medical, a Michigan-based maker of BarbLock brand flexible tube retainers as well as single-use components for biopharmaceuticals manufacturing.

December 5, 2012 News

U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

December 2, 2012 News

BWay Corporation to acquire Ropak

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid container maker BWay Corporation is buying Ropak Packaging in a deal valued at approximately US$265 million.

November 29, 2012 News

Toronto scraps plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto City Council has decided not to proceed with a contentious ban on single-use plastic bags that was due to take effect on Jan. 1.