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.
Manitoba government introduces plastic bottle banby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to steer Canadians away from single use plastic bottles, the Manitoba provincial government will no longer buy bottled water in containers smaller than one litre, unless there’s no safe potable water around.
Quebec packaging supplier first in Canada to order Erema plastics recycling systemby Canadian Plastics
Polykar, Inc., a Saint-Laurent, Que.-based manufacturer of polyethylene film, bags and packaging, has placed the first order in Canada for the TVEplus plastics recycling system made by Erema.
Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTWby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group.
Increasing demand for rigid and flexible plastic containers in U.S. to 2015: reportby Canadian Plastics
Demand in the U.S. for rigid and flexible plastic food containers is forecast to increase 3.0 per cent per year through 2015, to US$26.7 billion, or nearly 300 billion units, according to a new report from market research firm the Freedonia…
Guelph Food Technology Centre partners with Mocon for permeability testing labby Canadian Plastics
The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has partnered with testing instrument supplier Mocon Inc. to establish a certified permeation testing lab at the GFTC headquarters.
Silgan Holdings buying Graham Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Consumer packaging maker Silgan Holdings Inc. is acquiring Graham Packaging Co. in a deal valued at US$1.28 billion.
Philippines ponders plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.
Axium Plastics gets funding for new Ohio plantby Canadian Plastics
Mississauga, Ont.-based blow molder Axium Plastics LLC has been awarded a tax credit to build a new plant in Ohio.
Global demand for plastic cups and lids to rise 5% annually to 2014: studyby Canadian Plastics
World demand for plastic cups and lids is projected to rise 5.0 per cent per year to US$23.4 billion in 2014, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.
B.C. packaging supplier to produce compostable bag lineby Canadian Plastics
British Columbia-based plastic bag and flexible packaging maker Lakeside Plastics has selected Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland, to launch a compostable bag product line based on Mvera B5002, a film product…
Upcoming industrial BPA ban will hurt business: reportby Canadian Plastics
Canada’s federal government intends to limit the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) in wastewater from industry despite being warned that doing so might be bad for business, according to a report obtained by the Canadian Press.
New biopolymers will shape growing bioplastic packaging market to 2020: reportby Canadian Plastics
Fuelled by new breeds of biopolymers, global bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to reach 884,000 tons by 2020, according to a new report by market research firm Pira International.
New packaging advocacy group formedby Canadian Plastics
There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.