February 19, 2012 News

Industrial packager Mauser buys Varicon Solutions for North American expansion

by 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.

January 26, 2012 News

Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplast

by 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.

January 2, 2012 News

DuPont sells Liqui-Box unit to Sterling Group investment firm

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant DuPont has sold its Liqui-Box Corporation unit to Houston-based private equity firm Sterling Group LP.

December 15, 2011 News

Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: report

by 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…

December 6, 2011 News

Bemis purchases barrier liner maker Shield Pack

by Canadian Plastics

Flexible packager Bemis Company Inc. has acquired Shield Pack, LLC, a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging.

October 16, 2011 News

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

by Canadian Plastics

Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.

October 9, 2011 News

Canadian firm Celplast Packaging wins distributor of the year award

by 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.

October 8, 2011 News

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.

September 26, 2011 News

Developing world to drive consumer flexible packaging growth: study

by 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.

September 21, 2011 News

Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europe

by 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.

August 29, 2011 News

Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansions

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.

August 21, 2011 News

B.C. grocery chain bringing back plastic bags

by 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.

August 17, 2011 News

Spartech combines technologies at new Missouri facility

by 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.

July 27, 2011 News

Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgrounds

by 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.

July 24, 2011 News

Beer-in-PET market to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015: study

by 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…

July 18, 2011 News

PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canada

by 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.

July 10, 2011 News

Surge in global liquid dairy product consumption will create opportunities for packagers

by 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…

June 27, 2011 News

CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Ex

by 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.

June 20, 2011 News

Berry Plastics buys Rexam’s specialty closure business

by Canadian Plastics

Evansville, Ind.-based processor Berry Plastics Corporation has purchased specialty plastic maker Rexam SBC for $US360.

June 17, 2011 News

Graham Packaging sold to New Zealand firm for US$1.68 billion

by 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.