Canadian Plastics


June 30, 2013  

Amcor expands further into Chinese market with flexible packaging acquisition

In a bid to expand further into the Chinese market, Australian global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd. is buying the flexible packaging business of China’s Jiangsu Shenda Group Co. Ltd. for 350 million yuan (US$57 million).

June 22, 2013  

Bosch buys PET bottle equipment maker

In a bid to enter the PET blow molding market, Germany-based packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology plans to acquire the assets of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes SAS, based in Meyreuil near Marseille, France.

June 19, 2013  

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.

June 18, 2013  

The man who helped KO TO’s plastic bag ban: Talking with CPIA Leader of the Year Gerry Maldoff

Most of us would probably consider being a lawyer as a safe-as-houses route towards economic security. Gerry Maldoff didn’t, and gave up practicing law for a career in plastics.

June 4, 2013  

Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunities

Plastic films currently represent around 35% of the plastics packaging stream in Ontario with some types of flexible films growing at rates of over 5% annually – and given this volume and growth, there is an increased interest and need to…

May 22, 2013  

Par-Pak to be bought by Waddington: report

Brampton, Ont.-based rigid plastics packaging manufacturer Par-Pak Ltd. is about to be purchased by plastic tableware maker Waddington North America Inc., according to a report from Moody’s Investors Services.

May 7, 2013  

Husky moves to strengthen hot runner and beverage packaging businesses

In a move designed to beef up its hot runner and beverage packaging businesses, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is making changes to its global leadership team.

May 3, 2013  

Top packaging companies combine to form Exopack Holdings

Five leading packaging companies in North America and Europe are combining to operate as one global leader under the banner of Exopack Holdings Sarl.

May 1, 2013  

A. Schulman opens masterbatch plant in India

Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman Inc. has opened a new plastics masterbatch manufacturing facility in Vadodara, India to manufacture products for the flexible packaging market.

April 23, 2013  

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

April 9, 2013  

Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: report

Three-dimensional printing will grow into an $8.4 billion market in 2025, up from $777 million in 2012 with industrial uses generating the majority of that value, according to a new study from Lux Research in Boston.

April 8, 2013  

Winnipeg’s COLOR AD PACKAGING finds its sweet spot

For any hockey fans working at Winnipeg-based flexible packaging manufacturer Color Ad Packaging Ltd., these are salad days. First, you’ve got the Jets back. Second, Color Ad’s business is booming.

March 27, 2013  

CCL partners with Japan’s Taisei Kako for tube JV

Toronto-based specialty label maker CCL Industries Inc. is partnering with Japanese plastic container manufacturer Taisei Kako Co. Ltd. to open a new plastic tube manufacturing and decorating plant in Bangkok, Thailand.

March 19, 2013  

Ont. packaging show to spotlight innovations

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) presents a half-day event providing a networking opportunity and the chance to see what’s being described as some of the best local packaging innovations at the…

March 13, 2013  

Closure and Container Association merging with Int’l Society of Beverage Technologists

The Closure and Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) is set to merge with the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT).

February 27, 2013  

Intertape investing $26 million in new South Carolina plant

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C. manufacturing operations within the same region.

February 25, 2013  

Dart announces US$47 million plant expansion

Thermoformer Dart Container Corporation has announced plans to invest US$47 million in a major expansion of the company’s central manufacturing operations in Mason, Mich.

February 23, 2013  

BWay completes purchase of Ropak Packaging

Atlanta, Ga.-based rigid containers group BWay Corporation has completed the acquisition of Ropak Packaging, one of North America’s leading manufacturer of rigid, plastic shipping containers serving the consumer goods, food processing,…

February 15, 2013  

Short-term global caps and closures market will be booming: study

World demand for caps and closures is projected to rise 5.3 percent per year to US$46 billion in 2016, with volume demand reaching 1.9 trillion units, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

February 9, 2013  

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.