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.

June 10, 2011 News

Manitoba government introduces plastic bottle ban

by 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.  

June 8, 2011 News

Quebec packaging supplier first in Canada to order Erema plastics recycling system

by 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.

May 26, 2011 News

Husky completes acquisition of closure maker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has completed its purchase of Waldhofen, Austria-based closure mold maker KTW Group. 

May 25, 2011 News

Increasing demand for rigid and flexible plastic containers in U.S. to 2015: report

by 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…

May 15, 2011 News

Guelph Food Technology Centre partners with Mocon for permeability testing lab

by 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.

April 18, 2011 News

Silgan Holdings buying Graham Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Consumer packaging maker Silgan Holdings Inc. is acquiring Graham Packaging Co. in a deal valued at US$1.28 billion.

April 8, 2011 News

Philippines ponders plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.

March 31, 2011 News

Axium Plastics gets funding for new Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

Mississauga, Ont.-based blow molder Axium Plastics LLC has been awarded a tax credit to build a new plant in Ohio.

March 26, 2011 News

Global demand for plastic cups and lids to rise 5% annually to 2014: study

by 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.

March 25, 2011 News

B.C. packaging supplier to produce compostable bag line

by 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…

March 21, 2011 News

Upcoming industrial BPA ban will hurt business: report

by 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.

March 16, 2011 News

New biopolymers will shape growing bioplastic packaging market to 2020: report

by 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.

March 14, 2011 News

New packaging advocacy group formed

by Canadian Plastics

There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.