Intertape Polymer downsizing, shifting production from Nova Scotia to Utahby 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.
Seville Packaging purchased by Covertech Fabricatingby Canadian Plastics
Toronto-based extruded film maker Covertech Fabricating Inc. has acquired Seville Packaging Inc., a flexible packaging converter headquartered in Mississauga, Ont.
Toronto bans plastic bagsby 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.
GS Capital buys minority stake in Plastipakby 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.
L.A. set to enact plastic bag banby 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.
Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologiesby 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…
Flexible packager Interflex sold to private equity firmby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based specialty flexible packaging manufacturer Interflex has been acquired by private equity firm Nicolet Capital Partners.
Hawaii imposing statewide ban on plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
Hawaii is slated to become the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkouts in every county.
Dart Container buys Solo Cupby 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.
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…
Amcor buys Indian flexible packager Uniglobeby 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…
Quebec molder gets $500,000 federal grantby 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.
Canadian blow molder Vanga Products bought by U.S. competitorby 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.
Flexible Packaging Association announces annual award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winning entries of its 2012 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.
Industrial packager Mauser buys Varicon Solutions for North American expansionby 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.
Husky to sell closure maker Injectoplastby 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.
DuPont sells Liqui-Box unit to Sterling Group investment firmby Canadian Plastics
Chemical giant DuPont has sold its Liqui-Box Corporation unit to Houston-based private equity firm Sterling Group LP.
Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: reportby 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…
Bemis purchases barrier liner maker Shield Packby Canadian Plastics
Flexible packager Bemis Company Inc. has acquired Shield Pack, LLC, a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging.
Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiativesby Canadian Plastics
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.