Canadian Plastics


August 27, 2010  

U.S. plastic container industry to hit $30b by 2014: study

Plastic container demand in the U.S. is projected to increase 4.3 per cent annually to US$30.4 billion in 2014…

August 20, 2010  

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.

July 31, 2010  

Global market for plastics additves and barrier coatings to hit US$752 million by 2014: study

The global market for plastics additives and barrier coatings is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.6 per…

July 8, 2010  

Last pieces of Alcan Packaging sold to Amcor, Sun European Partners

Mining conglomerate Rio Tinto has divested itself of the final assets of Montreal-based Alcan Packaging with t…

July 1, 2010  

StackTeck grows in Asia with acquisition of Hong Kong’s Matrix Technology

Mold supplier StackTeck Systems Ltd. has acquired Hong Kong-based Matrix Technology Specialists to create a …

June 16, 2010  

Amcor buys assets of Ball Plastics Packaging

Packaging company Amcor Ltd. is purchasing the assets of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas from Ball Corp. for …

June 15, 2010  

Bemis selling two U.S. film plants to Expopack

Flexible packaging materials supplier Bemis Company, Inc. is selling two film plants to Exopack Holding Corp. …

June 10, 2010  

Amcor to shutter Pa. pharmaceutical packaging plant

Nearly 100 workers will lose their jobs when Amcor Ltd. closes a pharmaceutical packaging plant in Bethlehem…

June 8, 2010  

Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013

The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…

June 3, 2010  

U.S. demand for foodservice packaging to reach US$7.9 billion in 2014

Driven by consumer demands for convenient, ready-to-eat foods, U.S. demand for foodservice packaging is expect…

May 29, 2010  

Pretium Packaging completes merger with Novapak

Blow molder Pretium Packaging LLC has completed its million merger with Novapak Corporation, begun in January 2010.

May 23, 2010  

Harvey Rosenbloom, CPIA Leader of the Year: A quick profile

Over 30 years’ involvement in plastics packaging and bag making has led to Harvey Rosenbloom being named…

May 21, 2010  

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

Vermont has become the sixth U.S. state to pass a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and spil…

May 17, 2010  

CPIA names Leader of the Year, other award winners

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named its industry award winners for 2010, including its…

May 7, 2010  

Intertape Polymer shows progress but reports losses in Q1 2010

Montreal-based packaging supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) reported a loss of $5.8 million for the first …

April 18, 2010  

Pouches get popular (April 18, 2010)

It might seem strange, but these are golden days for plastics packagers. Strange because, despite bag bans…

April 5, 2010  

Graham Packaging buys Chinese packaging firm

Graham Packaging Company Inc. announced that a subsidiary agreed to acquire China Roots Packaging PTE Ltd., a …

March 19, 2010  

Protective packaging demand will rise 6.2 per cent a year to 2014: study

Demand for protective packaging in the U.S. is forecast to climb 6.2 per cent per year to US$5.2 billion in 20…

March 14, 2010  

Amcor PET Packaging renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics

Global packaging supplier Amcor PET Packaging has been renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics.

December 10, 2009  

Montreal PET production plant set to open in 2010

A Montreal production plant is being refitted to produce resins for the packaging industry under the name Se…

December 1, 2009  

British Plastics Federation defends use of BPA in baby bottles

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is going on the offensive against a campaign in the UK to ban the use of…

November 19, 2009  

Coca-Cola unveils new bio-based “PlantBottle”

The Coca-Cola Company has become the latest firm to step up its interest in the field of bioplastics, with t…

November 9, 2009  

Full lineup for upcoming PFMAC meeting

The Plastics Film Manufacturers Association of Canada (PFMAC) has a full lineup scheduled for their fall g…

October 5, 2009  

Par-Pak invests in post-consumer PET

Plastic food packaging provider Par-Pak has invested in a process that will decontaminate and purify recycled …

September 14, 2009  

Bio-based film chosen by Canadian grocery chain

Montreal-based grocery chain Dr Vie Inc. has chosen bio-based and compostable NatureFlex film to wrap its “s…

August 10, 2009  

EcoSmartPlastics: All-natural packager comes to Canada

Nothing says summer in Canada like mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. But they’d better beware: a …

August 10, 2009  

Active, intelligent packaging will show fastest growth to 2013: report

Demand for active and intelligent packaging in the food market is projected to increase 11.3 per cent per ye…

July 27, 2009  

Don’t mix recycled PLA and PET: plastics organization

A trade organization for the PET plastics industry in Canada and the U.S. is publicly questioning the mixing o…

July 20, 2009  

BPA not at danger levels in plastic drinking bottles: Health Canada

Tests by Health Canada on polycarbonate (PC) drinking bottles have found levels of the chemical bisphenol A (B…