A. Schulman opens masterbatch plant in Indiaby 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.
Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the yearby Canadian Plastics
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.
Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: reportby 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.
Winnipeg’s COLOR AD PACKAGING finds its sweet spotby 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.
CCL partners with Japan’s Taisei Kako for tube JVby 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.
Ont. packaging show to spotlight innovationsby 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…
Closure and Container Association merging with Int’l Society of Beverage Technologistsby Canadian Plastics
The Closure and Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) is set to merge with the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).
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.