Canadian Plastics

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February 18, 2021  

Nestle to sell North American water brands for $4.3 billion

Nestlé SA has a deal to sell its North American bottled water business in the U.S. and Canada to private equity group One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.

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February 10, 2021  

Coca-Cola unveils 100 per cent recycled PET bottles in U.S.

The beverage giant’s rPET innovations span its product portfolio and include multiple brands and packaging sizes.

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February 9, 2021  

Viking-era Greenland inspires rPET water bottle concept by Sidel

The NUUK brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous.

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February 8, 2021  

Reusable plastic container maker IFCO signs multi-year supplier deal with Walmart

The deal makes IFCO Walmart’s exclusive RPC packaging provider for select fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S.

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February 8, 2021  

JLS Automation names national sales manager for Canada

The York, Pa.-based robotic automation supplier has appointed industry veteran Paul Swietlinski to the position.

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February 5, 2021  

McMaster University Hospital partners with Printex Transparent Packaging for new plastic face shield

The goal was to provide a better face shield with more protection for ultrasound technologists.

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February 4, 2021  

European flexible packaging manufacturers “very concerned” about polymer shortage and price development

The Flexible Packaging Europe association blames force majeure declarations, maintenance announcements, and price increases by European polymer manufacturers for creating sudden and significant shortages.

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January 28, 2021  

Canada plastic pact launched to improve recycling, composting rate

Made up from more than 40 companies, the pact aims to recycle or compost 50 per cent of Canada’s plastic packaging by 2025.

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January 27, 2021  

Graham Packaging unveils new website and brand identity

The redesign is meant to reflect what the company calls its commitment to “smart, sustainable packaging”.

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January 27, 2021  

Sudpack acquires LPF Flexible Packaging

Headquartered in Grootegast, the Netherlands, LPF manufactures high-barrier films for sensitive products.

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January 25, 2021  

New transparent PVC film capable of inactivating coronavirus

Developed by Braskem and AlpFilm, the film can inactivate 79.9% of the new coronavirus in three minutes and 99.99% in up to 15 minutes.

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January 25, 2021  

ProMach acquires flexible packaging supplier Bartelt

The purchase is designed to expand ProMach’s North American base for flexible packaging solutions and further strengthens its portfolio of pouch packaging solutions.

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January 21, 2021  

Intertape Polymer Group investing $45 million to expand Virginia facility

The expansion to the plant in Danville will add 30,000 square feet and create 50 new jobs.

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January 14, 2021  

Compostable bioplastics supplier Novamont boosts European presence with BioBag acquisition

BioBag is a Norwegian supplier of waste collection and packaging.

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January 12, 2021  

Investment firm SK Capital buys packaging thermoformer Lacerta Group

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., Lacerta makes packaging primarily for the food sector.

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January 11, 2021  

ProAmpac acquires U.K.-based Rapid Action Packaging

The deal is designed to extend ProAmpac’s flexible packaging capabilities into the fresh prepared and ready-to-eat retail market.

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January 11, 2021  

Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic

The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks.

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January 8, 2021  

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board becomes part owner of TricorBraun

Along with private equity group Ares Management Corp., Ontario Teachers’ will acquire a majority of shares in the St. Louis-based packaging distributor.

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January 7, 2021  

Specialized Packaging Group bought by investment firm Altamont Capital Partners

Baldwinsville, N.Y.-based SPG manufactures protective packaging products that operates under two divisions, Ivex and Engineered Packaging.

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January 6, 2021  

Selig Group acquires container and packaging solutions provider Performance Systematix

Performance Systematix will operate as a subsidiary of Selig and continue to operate from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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January 5, 2021  

Packaging supplier Plastic Coated Papers installs second Davis-Standard extrusion coating line

The installation comes as the Pensacola, Fla.-based company positions itself for future expansion.

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January 5, 2021  

Avery Dennison acquires overlaminate supplier Acpo Ltd.

The deal includes the majority of Acpo’s assets, including coating, finishing and distribution operations at its Oak Harbor, Ohio, headquarters, as well as three finishing and distribution sites in the U.S.

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December 22, 2020  

Investment firm Morgan Stanley buys AWT Labels & Packaging

Founded in 1976, Minneapolis, Minn.-based AWT is said to hold a top three market position in the medical device labels and clinical trials labels segments.

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December 21, 2020  

Fortis Solutions buys labels and flexible packaging supplier Kala Packaging

Orem, Utah-based packaging supplier Kala Packaging LLC has been

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December 18, 2020  

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling announces expanded operations in Ontario and Quebec

The company will invest more than $35 million to move some of its manufacturing from the U.S. to the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal.

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December 18, 2020  

Primary Packaging acquires tamper-evident bag maker Packaging Horizons

Easton, Pa.-based Packaging Horizons prints different security overwrap films, which can be used in pharmaceutical, medical, and food packaging applications.

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December 17, 2020  

Berlin Packaging expands in Europe with two acquisitions

The acquisition of packaging suppliers Repli and Pentapackaging are designed to strengthen Berlin Packaging’s product offerings in Spain and Italy.

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December 15, 2020  

Sabic, Netstal partner on thin-wall packaging applications

Cooperation between Sabic and Netstal, KM’s injection molding machine brand, will focus on application, material, and processing innovations.

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December 15, 2020  

SK Capital agrees to acquire packaging blow molder Ipackchem

The New York City-based private equity firm has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy France-based Ipackchem from French private investment firm Sagard Holdings.

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December 4, 2020  

Spartech buys specialty film maker Tufpak

Tufpak produces custom and stock engineered plastic films designed for biohazard bags, medical devices, and biopharma packaging.

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December 3, 2020  

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging business from Berry Global

The private investment firm will combine the Berry business with its own Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC flexible packaging unit, which it acquired in August 2018.

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December 3, 2020  

Spectrum Plastics Group buys medical packaging converter PeelMaster

The deal expands Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum’s medical packaging business.