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.

September 4, 2010 News

Plastic cups and lids market set for growth in U.S.: report

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. demand for plastic cups and lids is expected to increase 4.4 per cent per year to US$8.2 billion in 2014,…

August 28, 2010 News

Amcor full-year profit falls

by Canadian Plastics

Australia-based plastic bottling giant Amcor Ltd. has posted a 14 per cent fall in annual profit, but says it …

August 27, 2010 News

U.S. plastic container industry to hit $30b by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic container demand in the U.S. is projected to increase 4.3 per cent annually to US$30.4 billion in 2014…

August 20, 2010 News

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.

July 31, 2010 News

Global market for plastics additves and barrier coatings to hit US$752 million by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

The global market for plastics additives and barrier coatings is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.6 per…

July 8, 2010 News

Last pieces of Alcan Packaging sold to Amcor, Sun European Partners

by Canadian Plastics

Mining conglomerate Rio Tinto has divested itself of the final assets of Montreal-based Alcan Packaging with t…

July 1, 2010 News

StackTeck grows in Asia with acquisition of Hong Kong’s Matrix Technology

by Canadian Plastics

Mold supplier StackTeck Systems Ltd. has acquired Hong Kong-based Matrix Technology Specialists to create a …

June 16, 2010 News

Amcor buys assets of Ball Plastics Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging company Amcor Ltd. is purchasing the assets of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas from Ball Corp. for …

June 15, 2010 News

Bemis selling two U.S. film plants to Expopack

by Canadian Plastics

Flexible packaging materials supplier Bemis Company, Inc. is selling two film plants to Exopack Holding Corp. …

June 10, 2010 News

Amcor to shutter Pa. pharmaceutical packaging plant

by Canadian Plastics

Nearly 100 workers will lose their jobs when Amcor Ltd. closes a pharmaceutical packaging plant in Bethlehem…

June 8, 2010 News

Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013

by Canadian Plastics

The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…

June 3, 2010 News

U.S. demand for foodservice packaging to reach US$7.9 billion in 2014

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by consumer demands for convenient, ready-to-eat foods, U.S. demand for foodservice packaging is expect…

May 29, 2010 News

Pretium Packaging completes merger with Novapak

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molder Pretium Packaging LLC has completed its million merger with Novapak Corporation, begun in January 2010.