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.
Husky given innovation award from Coca-Cola Chinaby 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.
Berry Plastics to consolidate Ontario plants, cut jobs: reportby 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.
EU votes to ban baby bottles with BPAby 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.
Macro Engineering sold to Chinese blown film equipment supplierby 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…
Vancouver bioplastics producer wins business awardby 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.
Haremar, Brampton Engineering do business at K 2010by Canadian Plastics
Two Canadian firms conducted some big business at the K 2010 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier this month.
U.S. caps and closures market to hit $9.5 billion by 2014: studyby 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…
Printpack buys U.S. medical flexibles plant from Amcorby Canadian Plastics
The changes keep coming for global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd.
Frito Lay dropping some PLA chip bags after noise complaintsby Canadian Plastics
Snack eaters have voted with their ears, and the result is bad news for Frito Lay’s push towards …
Amcor expands film output with B-Pack Due purchaseby Canadian Plastics
Global packaging manufacturer Amcor Ltd. has bought B-Pack Due SpA, a cast polypropylene (PP) film manufacture…
Mold-Masters acquires PET supplier ABBA Systems, announces new brand MasterPETby Canadian Plastics
Hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has purchased components supplier ABBA Systems, a form…
U.S. pharmaceutical packaging industry worth $18.5 billion by 2014: reportby Canadian Plastics
Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the U.S. is forecast to increase 5.3 per cent annually to US$18.5 billi…
Fort Murray enacts single-use plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The Alberta town of Fort McMurray has launched a ban of single-use plastic shopping bags.