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Packaging


December 23, 2012 News

Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA

by 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,…

December 19, 2012 News

Athena Automation partners with SIPA for PET preforms

by 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.

December 15, 2012 News

Ravego buys EPS producers

by Canadian Plastics

Ravago Holdings Americas, the U.S. operations of Belgian-based Ravago, has acquired two producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), Monotez and Eastchem.

December 8, 2012 News

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics buys Twin Bay Medical

by 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.

December 5, 2012 News

U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study

by 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.

December 2, 2012 News

BWay Corporation to acquire Ropak

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid container maker BWay Corporation is buying Ropak Packaging in a deal valued at approximately US$265 million.

November 29, 2012 News

Toronto scraps plastic bag ban

by 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.

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.