Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packagingby Canadian Plastics
Beginning next year, the company will start eliminating plastic from all new toy and game packaging, a transition that’s expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.
Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europeby Canadian Plastics
Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.
McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admitsby Canadian Plastics
The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.
Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.
Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, is eliminating miniature plastic bottles from all of its 843,000 guest rooms across the globe. In a July 30 statement, the British-based company said that it will…
P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act officially came into effect earlier this month, and prohibits businesses from offering single-use plastic bags at the checkout.
Clariant selling healthcare packaging business to Arsenal Capitalby Canadian Plastics
The business unit – which generated sales of around 135 million Swiss francs in 2018 – has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., France, China and India, and employs approximately 600 employees.
Pretium Packaging invests $2 million in PET blow molding equipment for Alabama plantby Canadian Plastics
The new equipment has the capability of producing containers ranging from 6oz to 2L and finishes from 24 to 45 mm.
Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitmentby Canadian Plastics
This worldwide initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within the economy.
Tekni-Plex purchases South American closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscosby Canadian Plastics
Geraldiscos manufactures closure liners and induction seals for a wide variety of container types – including PP, PE, HDPE, PVC, and PET – to the South American food, chemical, automotive, and healthcare marketplace.
Private equity firm Kohlberg buys healthcare packaging supplier Nelipakby Canadian Plastics
Nelipak, headquartered in Cranston, R.I, is a global provider of custom designed rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
Tekni-Plex purchases Italian healthcare packaging manufacturer Lameplastby Canadian Plastics
Lameplast, the twelfth acquisition made by Tekni-Plex in the past five years, will become part of its global Tekni-Films business.
Amcor selling three flexible packaging plants to private equity firm Kohlberg & Co.by Canadian Plastics
The sale of the three Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland was required by the European Commission as part of the process of Amcor acquiring Bemis.
Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distributionby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.
Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing unitsby Canadian Plastics
The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.
PET Technologies says aloha to Hawaiian water bottlerby Canadian Plastics
As part of its push into North America, the Austria-based maker of blow molding machines recently sold an APF-6004 automatic stretch blow molding unit for PET bottles to Hawaiian bottled water supplier Waiākea Water.
Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021by Canadian Plastics
A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.
Pregis bought by private equity firm Warburg Pincusby Canadian Plastics
The Deerfield, Ill.-based protective packaging and systems maker is being sold by it current owner, private equity firm Olympus Partners, for an undisclosed amount.
GN Thermoforming names Jerome Romkey as new presidentby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based company, which manufactures roll-fed thermoformers for the production of plastic packaging, has also appointed Paul Phillips as its new sales and marketing manager.