Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympusby Canadian Plastics
Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.
Berry buying packaging supplier RPC Group for $4.4 billionby Canadian Plastics
Berry’s offer trumped a rival purchase offer made by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and will create one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.
PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirementsby Canadian Plastics
The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.
European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis mergerby Canadian Plastics
The approval is conditional on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe to address the E.C.’s concerns over competition.
Kenneth Leonard, former Packaging Association of Canada leader, passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Leonard held various positions at the Packaging Association of Canada, and most recently worked as business manager for the packaging division of SGS/Evolution Designworks.
Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film productionby Canadian Plastics
The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.
PPC Flexible Packaging buys HFM Packaging Ltd.by Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Wisconsin, HFM produces packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, pharma, food, and industrial applications.
Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Effective April 1, Orive will replace outgoing president and CEO Dennis Jonsson.
Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction planby Canadian Plastics
The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.
Constantia Flexibles buys majority stake in Russian packaging supplier TT-printby Canadian Plastics
The deal is intended to boost Constantia’s position in the Russian pharma packaging industry.
Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginiaby Canadian Plastics
The Germany-based company is investing $25 million to boost global production capacity for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging films at its manufacturing facility in Louisa County, Va.
Alpha Poly completes installation of W&H Miraflex II 10-colour pressby Canadian Plastics
Officially launched in December, the new machine adds to Brampton, Ont.-based Alpha Poly’s flexible packaging capabilities.
TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bagby Canadian Plastics
TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.
Flexible packager TC Transcontinental improves air quality with oxidizerby Canadian Plastics
A new regenerative thermal oxider installed by Ship & Shore Environmental reduces emissions at the company’s Richmond, B.C. plant by more than 90 per cent.
Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweaveby Canadian Plastics
The deal is designed to expand Montreal-based Intertape Polymer’s woven business by giving it increased access to the U.S. market and a new facility in India.
Contest winner’s idea to ban single-use plastics will become private member’s bill in Ottawaby Canadian Plastics
Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.
Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021by Canadian Plastics
To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman to retireby Canadian Plastics
Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.
TricorBraun names Declan McCarthy as new chief financial officerby Canadian Plastics
A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy will oversee all aspects of the global packaging supplier’s financial functions, and will be based out of the company’s office in St. Louis.
Davis-Standard buys thermoforming equipment maker TSLby Canadian Plastics
Yakima, Wash.-based Thermoforming Systems LLC makes equipment for the North American food packaging industry.