January 27, 2011 News

Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resin

by Canadian Plastics

Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.

January 21, 2011 News

Report identifies major growth trends in bioplastic packaging to 2020

by 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.

January 19, 2011 News

Octal secures US$296m loan for PET expansion

by 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.

January 16, 2011 News

Lawyers claim “landmark settlement” in BPA lawsuit

by 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.

January 9, 2011 News

Oceanic garbage patch much smaller than previously reported: study

by 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.

January 5, 2011 News

Italy bans plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.

January 3, 2011 News

Toronto Mayor will abolish plastic bag tax: reports

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will abolish the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee, according to media reports.

December 16, 2010 News

Husky given innovation award from Coca-Cola China

by Canadian Plastics

Efforts towards bottle lightweighting by Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems have earned the company the Best Innovation Award by Coca-Cola China.

December 6, 2010 News

Berry Plastics to consolidate Ontario plants, cut jobs: report

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic packager Berry Plastics Corporation is consolidating its two Orillia, Ont. plants, resulting in some job losses, according to a local news report.  

November 29, 2010 News

EU votes to ban baby bottles with BPA

by Canadian Plastics

The European Union has voted to ban baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) as of early next year over fears it might be harmful to children.

November 27, 2010 News

Macro Engineering sold to Chinese blown film equipment supplier

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic film and sheet systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has been sold to DXS International Enterprises Inc., a Canadian corporation owned by the publicly traded Chinese company Dalian Rubber & Plastics machinery…

November 24, 2010 News

Vancouver bioplastics producer wins business award

by Canadian Plastics

Vancouver-based bioplastic technologies developer Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received an award for developing a natural bioplastic the company claims biodegrades within weeks of disposal.

November 12, 2010 News

Haremar, Brampton Engineering do business at K 2010

by Canadian Plastics

Two Canadian firms conducted some big business at the K 2010 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier this month.

October 13, 2010 News

U.S. caps and closures market to hit $9.5 billion by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for plastic caps and closures in the U.S. is forecast to increase 4.0 per cent per year to US$9.5 billi…

October 10, 2010 News

Printpack buys U.S. medical flexibles plant from Amcor

by Canadian Plastics

The changes keep coming for global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd.

October 8, 2010 News

Frito Lay dropping some PLA chip bags after noise complaints

by Canadian Plastics

Snack eaters have voted with their ears, and the result is bad news for Frito Lay’s push towards …

October 4, 2010 News

Amcor expands film output with B-Pack Due purchase

by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd. has bought B-Pack Due SpA, a cast polypropylene (PP) film manufacture…

October 2, 2010 News

Mold-Masters acquires PET supplier ABBA Systems, announces new brand MasterPET

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has purchased components supplier ABBA Systems, a form…

September 17, 2010 News

U.S. pharmaceutical packaging industry worth $18.5 billion by 2014: report

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the U.S. is forecast to increase 5.3 per cent annually to US$18.5 billi…

September 16, 2010 News

Fort Murray enacts single-use plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The Alberta town of Fort McMurray has launched a ban of single-use plastic shopping bags.