Industrial packager Mauser buys Varicon Solutions for North American expansionby Canadian Plastics
In a move to strengthen its industrial container base in North America, industrial packager Mauser AG has acquired Greenville, S.C.-based plastic drum maker Varicon Solutions.
Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplastby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems has signed an agreement to sell Injectoplast, the former closure injection molding operation of KTW Group, to Alpla Holding GmbH.
DuPont sells Liqui-Box unit to Sterling Group investment firmby Canadian Plastics
Chemical giant DuPont has sold its Liqui-Box Corporation unit to Houston-based private equity firm Sterling Group LP.
Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: reportby Canadian Plastics
In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the…
Bemis purchases barrier liner maker Shield Packby Canadian Plastics
Flexible packager Bemis Company Inc. has acquired Shield Pack, LLC, a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging.
Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiativesby Canadian Plastics
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.
Canadian firm Celplast Packaging wins distributor of the year awardby Canadian Plastics
Toronto area flexible packaging machinery and consumables supplier Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd. has been named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by U.S. shrink film manufacturer Clysar.
Sonoco buys packaging maker Tegrant Corp.by Canadian Plastics
In a move to increase its access to new markets, packaging products supplier Sonoco Products Co. is making the largest acquisition in its history, purchasing packaging maker Tegrant Corp. for US$550 million in cash.
Developing world to drive consumer flexible packaging growth: studyby Canadian Plastics
Driven by strong growth in developing countries, the global consumer flexible packaging market is worth US$58.3 billion in 2011 and is forecast to US$71.3 billion by 2016, according to a report from market research firm Pira International.
Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europeby Canadian Plastics
In a move to bring “green” polyethylene (PE) compounds to Europe, bioplastics compounding specialist FKuR will begin making compounds based on Braskem SA’s bio-based PE.
Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansionsby Canadian Plastics
Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.
B.C. grocery chain bringing back plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
Reversing a 2009 decision to stop offering single-use plastic carryout bags at its 26 stores, British Columbia grocery chain Thrifty Foods has now rolled out a pilot project to bring them back.
Spartech combines technologies at new Missouri facilityby Canadian Plastics
Spartech Corporation, a U.S. supplier of polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products, has opened a new 90,000-square-foot technology centre.
Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgroundsby Canadian Plastics
Garnier Canada, a brand owned by personal care and beauty product maker L’Oreal, has entered into an exclusive partnership with waste recycling expert TerraCycle to recycle PET packaging.
Beer-in-PET market to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015: studyby Canadian Plastics
Despite wobbles in some regional markets, global PET beer bottle consumption is forecast to grow at an annual growth rate of more than five per cent to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015, according to a new study published by market research…
PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.
Surge in global liquid dairy product consumption will create opportunities for packagersby Canadian Plastics
It’s good news for packagers: Economic growth and urbanization are driving demand for all types of liquid dairy products (LDPs) in developing countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to new research from food processing…
CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Exby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.
Berry Plastics buys Rexam’s specialty closure businessby Canadian Plastics
Evansville, Ind.-based processor Berry Plastics Corporation has purchased specialty plastic maker Rexam SBC for $US360.
Graham Packaging sold to New Zealand firm for US$1.68 billionby Canadian Plastics
Graham Packaging Company Inc. is being purchased by New Zealand’s Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. for US$1.68 billion, beating out a previous offer by rival bidder Silgan Holdings Inc.