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.
Industry associations mount legal challenges to Toronto’s plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
Toronto’s proposed plastic bag ban is under legal challenge by a variety of industry associations.
Plasmatreat opens new Ontario sales and technical centreby Canadian Plastics
Plasmatreat North America, a provider of surface treating technology for the plastics industry, has opened a new office in Ancaster, Ont.
Bag maker Hilex bought by Wind Point Partnersby 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.
In-Mold Assembly: All Together Nowby 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…
Pipeline to the Factsby 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…
AEP buys films business of Quebec’s Transco Plasticsby 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.
Amcor sells three Australia plants to Integrated Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Global packaging company Amcor Ltd. has announced the sale of three of its Australian flexible packaging plants.
BPA safe for food packaging: Health Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Canada has upheld its stance on BPA (bisphenol A), deeming it safe for food packaging, despite banning it from baby bottles.
CPIA launches pro-plastic bag websiteby 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…
Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxesby 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.
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…
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.
Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Betterby Mark Stephen, editor
At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation.