May 1, 2013 News

A. Schulman opens masterbatch plant in India

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman Inc. has opened a new plastics masterbatch manufacturing facility in Vadodara, India to manufacture products for the flexible packaging market.

April 23, 2013 News

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

by Canadian Plastics

Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

April 9, 2013 News

Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: report

by Canadian Plastics

Three-dimensional printing will grow into an $8.4 billion market in 2025, up from $777 million in 2012 with industrial uses generating the majority of that value, according to a new study from Lux Research in Boston.

April 8, 2013 Feature

Winnipeg’s COLOR AD PACKAGING finds its sweet spot

by Canadian Plastics

For any hockey fans working at Winnipeg-based flexible packaging manufacturer Color Ad Packaging Ltd., these are salad days. First, you’ve got the Jets back. Second, Color Ad’s business is booming.

March 27, 2013 News

CCL partners with Japan’s Taisei Kako for tube JV

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based specialty label maker CCL Industries Inc. is partnering with Japanese plastic container manufacturer Taisei Kako Co. Ltd. to open a new plastic tube manufacturing and decorating plant in Bangkok, Thailand.

March 19, 2013 News

Ont. packaging show to spotlight innovations

by Canadian Plastics

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) presents a half-day event providing a networking opportunity and the chance to see what’s being described as some of the best local packaging innovations at the…

March 13, 2013 News

Closure and Container Association merging with Int’l Society of Beverage Technologists

by Canadian Plastics

The Closure and Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) is set to merge with the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).

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.