June 27, 2012 News

Intertape Polymer downsizing, shifting production from Nova Scotia to Utah

by Canadian Plastics

As part of a North American reorganization due to competitive pressures and volatile costs, polyolefin film manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group Inc. will shift work currently done at its plant in Truro, N.S., to a factory in Utah.

June 21, 2012 News

Seville Packaging purchased by Covertech Fabricating

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based extruded film maker Covertech Fabricating Inc. has acquired Seville Packaging Inc., a flexible packaging converter headquartered in Mississauga, Ont.

June 8, 2012 News

Toronto bans plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

In a surprise city council vote that the mayor denounced as “ludicrous”, Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban plastic shopping bags at retailers effective Jan. 1.

June 2, 2012 News

GS Capital buys minority stake in Plastipak

by Canadian Plastics

Affiliates of GS Capital Partners LLC are buying a minority stake in blow molder Plastipak Holdings Inc., one of North America’s largest manufacturers of plastic packaging containers and preforms.

May 28, 2012 News

L.A. set to enact plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Los Angeles has become the largest city in America to pass a ban on plastic bags, joining Seattle and San Francisco, among other major cities, to enact such law.

May 25, 2012 News

Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), which manufactures and installs sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries, has acquired PET bottle and flake sorting equipment maker…

May 21, 2012 News

Flexible packager Interflex sold to private equity firm

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based specialty flexible packaging manufacturer Interflex has been acquired by private equity firm Nicolet Capital Partners.

May 19, 2012 News

Hawaii imposing statewide ban on plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

Hawaii is slated to become the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkouts in every county.

March 28, 2012 News

Dart Container buys Solo Cup

by Canadian Plastics

In a deal between two of North America’s largest thermoformers, Dart Container Corporation is purchasing Solo Cup Company for US$1 billion.

March 28, 2012 News

Amcor Rigid Plastics expands multilayer PP bottle capacity in Canada and the U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by what it calls “strong market demand”, plastic packager Amcor Rigid Plastics has announced a multi-million-dollar dollar capacity expansion of extrusion blow molded polypropylene (PP) bottle capacity in Canada and in the…

March 26, 2012 News

Amcor buys Indian flexible packager Uniglobe

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its footprint in India, Australia-based PET packaging supplier Amcor Ltd. has acquired Uniglobe Packaging Private Ltd. for US$20.7 million. Uniglobe is based 150 km north of Mumbai, and produces flexible packaging for the…

March 22, 2012 News

Quebec molder gets $500,000 federal grant

by Canadian Plastics

As part of a federal plan to foster economic growth, Quebec-based container manufacturer Plastique Micron Inc. has been awarded a $500,000 repayable grant to help it diversify.

March 12, 2012 News

Canadian blow molder Vanga Products bought by U.S. competitor

by Canadian Plastics

Vanga Products Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of high-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate bottles and jars for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, has been purchased by U.S.-based competitor Alpha Packaging.

February 27, 2012 News

Flexible Packaging Association announces annual award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winning entries of its 2012 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.

February 19, 2012 News

Industrial packager Mauser buys Varicon Solutions for North American expansion

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to strengthen its industrial container base in North America, industrial packager Mauser AG has acquired Greenville, S.C.-based plastic drum maker Varicon Solutions.

January 26, 2012 News

Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplast

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has signed an agreement to sell Injectoplast, the former closure injection molding operation of KTW Group, to Alpla Holding GmbH.

January 2, 2012 News

DuPont sells Liqui-Box unit to Sterling Group investment firm

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant DuPont has sold its Liqui-Box Corporation unit to Houston-based private equity firm Sterling Group LP.

December 15, 2011 News

Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: report

by Canadian Plastics

In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the…

December 6, 2011 News

Bemis purchases barrier liner maker Shield Pack

by Canadian Plastics

Flexible packager Bemis Company Inc. has acquired Shield Pack, LLC, a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging.

October 16, 2011 News

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

by Canadian Plastics

Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.