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.
Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Bottled water producer Ice River Springs has completed converting an industrial building in Shelburne, Ont. into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant, said to be the first to self-manufacture its own resin and produce plastic…
Canadian flexible packager bought by U.S. holding companyby Canadian Plastics
Canadian flexible packaging manufacturer Excel Pac has been acquired by holding company Packaging Solutions Holdings (PSH).
Haremar bags new opportunities with investmentby Canadian Plastics
Anchored by a recent $3 million equipment investment, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd., of Toronto is expanding the boundaries of its film extrusion capability.
Flexible packager PolyCello named one of Canada’s “best managed companies” — againby Canadian Plastics
For the third year running, Amherst, N.S.-based flexible packaging manufacturer PolyCello has been chosen as one of Canada’s best managed companies by a business awards program.
NS Technologies Group acquires Alvac Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to expand its manufacturing capabilities, Ontario-based custom plastic maker NS Technologies Group Inc. has purchased thin sheet thermoformer Alvac Plastics, also located in Ontario.
Northwest Territories imposes plastic bag taxby Canadian Plastics
The plastic bag ban has headed north.
India trade group fighting plastic bag bansby Canadian Plastics
An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.
“Largest” European polyethylene foam factory opening in Polandby Canadian Plastics
Insulation and packaging supplier Novostrat Ltd. is set to launch production in what the company says will be the largest polyethylene foam producing facility in Europe.
Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resinby Canadian Plastics
Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.
Report identifies major growth trends in bioplastic packaging to 2020by Canadian Plastics
Global bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to reach 884,000 tons by 2020, and the emergence of new materials and major suppliers are set to transform the industry, according to a new report from Pira International.
Octal secures US$296m loan for PET expansionby Canadian Plastics
Packaging producer Octal has secured a US$296 million loan to complete its second expansion phase – a development the company says will make it the world’s largest producer of PET resins on one site and the largest PET manufacturer in the world.
Lawyers claim “landmark settlement” in BPA lawsuitby Canadian Plastics
A U.S. polycarbonate baby bottle maker has become the first to settle a lawsuit over failure to tell consumers its products contained bisphenol A (BPA), in what lawyers have dubbed a “landmark” development.
Oceanic garbage patch much smaller than previously reported: studyby Canadian Plastics
The size of an area of floating plastic refuse in the northern Pacific Ocean called the called “Great Garbage Patch” has been wildly exaggerated by media reports, according to a new analysis from Oregon State University.
Italy bans plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.
Toronto Mayor will abolish plastic bag tax: reportsby Canadian Plastics
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will abolish the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee, according to media reports.