Intertape investing $26 million in new South Carolina plantby Canadian Plastics
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C. manufacturing operations within the same region.
Dart announces US$47 million plant expansionby 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.
BWay completes purchase of Ropak Packagingby 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,…
Short-term global caps and closures market will be booming: studyby 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.
Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag banby 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.
Winnipeg molder Reliance Products purchased by Calgary’s Bodtker Groupby 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.
Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF Internationalby 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…
Deep recess handle puts the pinch grip in a death gripby 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.
CCL Industries buys Avery Dennison label converting business for $500 millionby 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.
Amcor makes major expansion of Orlando facilityby 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.
Nova restarts Ontario LDPE plantby Canadian Plastics
After more than a year, Nova Chemicals Corporation has restarted its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility in Mooretown, Ont.
Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issuesby 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.
Recycled PET bottler Ice River Springs Water buys Arrowhead for $1.65Mby Canadian Plastics
Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc. is acquiring all the assets of Arrowhead Water Products Ltd. for $1.65 million.
Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIAby 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,…
Athena Automation partners with SIPA for PET preformsby 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.
Ravego buys EPS producersby Canadian Plastics
Ravago Holdings Americas, the U.S. operations of Belgian-based Ravago, has acquired two producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), Monotez and Eastchem.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics buys Twin Bay Medicalby 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.
U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: studyby 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.
BWay Corporation to acquire Ropakby Canadian Plastics
Rigid container maker BWay Corporation is buying Ropak Packaging in a deal valued at approximately US$265 million.
Toronto scraps plastic bag banby 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.