Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Bottled water producer Ice River Springs has completed converting an industrial building in Shelburne, Ont. into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant, said to be the first to self-manufacture its own resin and produce plastic…
Canadian flexible packager bought by U.S. holding companyby Canadian Plastics
Canadian flexible packaging manufacturer Excel Pac has been acquired by holding company Packaging Solutions Holdings (PSH).
Haremar bags new opportunities with investmentby Canadian Plastics
Anchored by a recent $3 million equipment investment, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd., of Toronto is expanding the boundaries of its film extrusion capability.
Flexible packager PolyCello named one of Canada’s “best managed companies” — againby Canadian Plastics
For the third year running, Amherst, N.S.-based flexible packaging manufacturer PolyCello has been chosen as one of Canada’s best managed companies by a business awards program.
NS Technologies Group acquires Alvac Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to expand its manufacturing capabilities, Ontario-based custom plastic maker NS Technologies Group Inc. has purchased thin sheet thermoformer Alvac Plastics, also located in Ontario.
Northwest Territories imposes plastic bag taxby Canadian Plastics
The plastic bag ban has headed north.
India trade group fighting plastic bag bansby Canadian Plastics
An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.
“Largest” European polyethylene foam factory opening in Polandby Canadian Plastics
Insulation and packaging supplier Novostrat Ltd. is set to launch production in what the company says will be the largest polyethylene foam producing facility in Europe.
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.