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.

May 23, 2010 News

Harvey Rosenbloom, CPIA Leader of the Year: A quick profile

by Canadian Plastics

Over 30 years’ involvement in plastics packaging and bag making has led to Harvey Rosenbloom being named…

May 21, 2010 News

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

Vermont has become the sixth U.S. state to pass a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and spil…

May 17, 2010 News

CPIA names Leader of the Year, other award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named its industry award winners for 2010, including its…

May 7, 2010 News

Intertape Polymer shows progress but reports losses in Q1 2010

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based packaging supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) reported a loss of $5.8 million for the first …

April 18, 2010 News

Pouches get popular (April 18, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

It might seem strange, but these are golden days for plastics packagers. Strange because, despite bag bans…

April 5, 2010 News

Graham Packaging buys Chinese packaging firm

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Packaging Company Inc. announced that a subsidiary agreed to acquire China Roots Packaging PTE Ltd., a …

March 19, 2010 News

Protective packaging demand will rise 6.2 per cent a year to 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for protective packaging in the U.S. is forecast to climb 6.2 per cent per year to US$5.2 billion in 20…

March 14, 2010 News

Amcor PET Packaging renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging supplier Amcor PET Packaging has been renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics.

December 10, 2009 News

Montreal PET production plant set to open in 2010

by Canadian Plastics

A Montreal production plant is being refitted to produce resins for the packaging industry under the name Se…

December 1, 2009 News

British Plastics Federation defends use of BPA in baby bottles

by Canadian Plastics

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is going on the offensive against a campaign in the UK to ban the use of…

November 19, 2009 News

Coca-Cola unveils new bio-based “PlantBottle”

by Canadian Plastics

The Coca-Cola Company has become the latest firm to step up its interest in the field of bioplastics, with t…

November 9, 2009 News

Full lineup for upcoming PFMAC meeting

by Canadian Plastics

The Plastics Film Manufacturers Association of Canada (PFMAC) has a full lineup scheduled for their fall g…

October 5, 2009 News

Par-Pak invests in post-consumer PET

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic food packaging provider Par-Pak has invested in a process that will decontaminate and purify recycled …

September 14, 2009 News

Bio-based film chosen by Canadian grocery chain

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based grocery chain Dr Vie Inc. has chosen bio-based and compostable NatureFlex film to wrap its “s…