February 27, 2014 News

Husky making global organizational changes; Michael Urquhart to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems is making changes to its global organization, creating a new combined business unit dedicated to medical and specialty packaging; the company has also announced the retirement of long-time veteran Michael…

February 26, 2014 News

Amcor loses one, wins one

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of its unsuccessful bid to buy the North American assets of Constar International Holdings LLC., plastic bottle maker Amcor Ltd. has been cleared to buy Australia’s Detmold Flexibles Pty. Ltd. for $50 million.

February 19, 2014 News

Milacron buys co-injection technology supplier Kortec

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to become a provider of fully integrated, turnkey co-injection barrier solutions, plastics processing equipment maker Milacron LLC has purchased Kortec Inc., a Rowley, Mass.-based supplier of turnkey co-injection systems to the…

January 29, 2014 News

Quebec’s Plastique Micron buys IMBC Blowmolding

by Canadian Plastics

Plastique Micron, a Sainte-Claire, Que.-based blow molding plastic container manufacturer, has purchased IMBC Blowmolding Inc., a plastics processor headquartered in Orangeville, Ont.

January 28, 2014 News

Silgan posts record income for 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Silgan Holdings Inc., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, reported a record income per share for 2013.

January 17, 2014 News

CCL Industries acquires majority interest in Chilean venture

by Canadian Plastics

Specialty packager CCL Industries Inc. has acquired an additional 12.5 per cent interest in its Chilean wine label venture Acrus-CCL for US$1.2 million and now owns 62.5 per cent of the equity.

January 10, 2014 News

Flexible packaging spending in N. America to reach US$25 billion: report

by Canadian Plastics

Flexible packaging will grow into a US$25 billion business in North America during the next five years, according to a new forecast by UK-based market research firm PCI Films Consulting Ltd.

December 10, 2013 News

Lightweight packaging to boost U.S. consumption of plastics: report

by Canadian Plastics

Americans will be using 32,850 million more rigid plastic and flexible packs in 2017 than they were in 2012, making these the fastest-growing segments in the U.S. packaging industry.

November 26, 2013 News

CCL Industries shuttering Ont. manufacturing plant

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based specialty packaging and labels firm CCL Industries has announced plans to close its aerosol manufacturing plant north of Toronto, affecting 170 employees.

November 22, 2013 News

Sealed Air selling medical packaging business for $125 million

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging provider Sealed Air Corporation has announced it has agreed to sell its rigid medical packaging business to private equity firm Mason Wells Buyout Fund III L.P., for US$125 million.

November 18, 2013 News

Amcor launches new Orora business following demerger

by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging giant Amcor will call its demerged Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business “Orora”.

November 4, 2013 News

European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.

October 30, 2013 News

New report outlines “dramatic” growth in U.S. stand-up pouch market

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. stand-up pouch market has seen dramatic growth over the past five years, increasing by 50 per cent in unit volume terms to approaching 17 billion units in 2013 – and will continue to grow by around seven per cent per annum to…

October 28, 2013 News

Ontario-based packager CCL Industries to acquire Advance Packaging Films

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based specialty label and packaging maker CCL Industries is getting into the in-house extrusion business with an agreement to acquire the assets of Advanced Packaging Films GmbH, of Schkopau, Germany, for approximately $9 million in…

September 18, 2013 News

Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labeling

by Canadian Plastics

A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.

September 13, 2013 News

German packager Gizeh investing $15 million in new Ontario plant

by Canadian Plastics

Gizeh Verpackungen GmbH & Co KG, a German manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging for the food industry is investing $15 million to open its first North American facility in Brantford, Ont.

September 2, 2013 News

ATS Automation to buy German cartoning machinery maker IWK

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems has signed an agreement to acquire all shares of IWK Verpackungstecknik as well as Oystar IWK USA, a pharmaceutical and personal care tube filling and cartoning machinery group for 103 million euros.

August 21, 2013 News

Name change for flexible packager Seville Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based Seville Plastics Inc. – a wholly-owned part of Covertech Fabricating Inc. – is changing its name to Covertech Flexible Packaging Inc. as of September 1, 2013.

August 21, 2013 News

NYC Council proposes 10-cent charge on grocery bags

by Canadian Plastics

New York City Council is mulling over a new bill that would force New York City grocers to charge 10 cents for each paper or plastic bag they give customers.

August 21, 2013 News

Alpha Poly Packaging invests, expands

by Canadian Plastics

There’s probably never a bad time to expand, but there are certain times when it feels just a little more exciting. Expanding after having survived the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression definitely qualifies — kind…