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Packaging


November 19, 2012 News

Industry associations mount legal challenges to Toronto’s plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto’s proposed plastic bag ban is under legal challenge by a variety of industry associations.

November 14, 2012 News

Plasmatreat opens new Ontario sales and technical centre

by Canadian Plastics

Plasmatreat North America, a provider of surface treating technology for the plastics industry, has opened a new office in Ancaster, Ont.

November 1, 2012 News

Bag maker Hilex bought by Wind Point Partners

by Canadian Plastics

Hilex Poly Co LLC, described as the largest plastic bag manufacturer in North America, has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners.

November 1, 2012 Feature

In-Mold Assembly: All Together Now

by Mark Stephen, editor

If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by Canadian Plastics

This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…

October 23, 2012 News

AEP buys films business of Quebec’s Transco Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Film and sheet manufacturer AEP Industries Inc., and its Canadian subsidiary AEP Canada Inc., is buying the assets of Quebec-based flexible packager Transco Plastics Industries Ltd. for approximately US$5.3 million.

October 18, 2012 News

Amcor sells three Australia plants to Integrated Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging company Amcor Ltd. has announced the sale of three of its Australian flexible packaging plants.

October 1, 2012 News

BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.

September 27, 2012 News

CPIA launches pro-plastic bag website

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has gone on the PR offensive with a new website designed to counter some of the myths and promote the facts surrounding plastic bags in hopes of changing Toronto city councillors’ decision…

September 14, 2012 News

Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxes

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure committee is moving ahead with a plan to recycle clear PET clamshell containers as well as all mixed rigid plastics like egg cartons and bakery trays.

September 1, 2012 Feature

Farnell Packaging Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Integrated converter Farnell Packaging Ltd. isn’t just located in Dartmouth, N.S. — it developed almost literally alongside the city. Dartmouth was incorporated as a city in 1961, the same year in which the company was created by…

September 1, 2012 Feature

Copol International Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Better

by Mark Stephen, editor

At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

LIGHTEN UP!

by Mark Stephen, editor

The war against overweight is being waged on many fronts — low-fat foods, sugar-free drinks, and gruelling P90X-style workout regimes. But what about an overweight blow molded bottle? 

August 31, 2012 News

GO WEST: Eyeing expansion, Quebec’s Polykar installs high-efficiency bag-converting system

by Canadian Plastics

Saint-Laurent, Que.-based Polykar is a bit of a rare bird: the garbage bag, food packaging and polyethylene film maker sells exclusively in Canada through a network of distributors.

August 24, 2012 News

Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: study

by Canadian Plastics

Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.

August 24, 2012 News

Small Cape Breton Island cast polypropylene supplier is making a big splash

by Canadian Plastics

Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family.

August 1, 2012 News

Tosca acquires Georgia Pacific’s reusable plastic container division

by Canadian Plastics

Tosca Limited, a Green Bay, Wis.-based provider of reusable container pooling and logistics services to the food supply chain, announced that it has acquired the reusable plastic container (RPC) division of Georgia-Pacific LLC.

July 23, 2012 News

FDA bans BPA from baby bottles

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, the plastic chemical that has been subject to years of scientific scrutiny.

July 4, 2012 News

Husky to build new manufacturing plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has announced plans to build a new facility in China to meet growing demand for its beverage packaging and hot runner systems.