Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouver
The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.
New Jersey legislators vote to ban single-use plastic bags
But the legislation still needs the New Jersey state Assembly to pass its own version of the law and have Democrat governor Philip Murphy sign it before it’s enacted.
GN Thermoforming appoints new sales manager for Mexico, Central and South America
New hire Alberto Capodicasa has many years of experience in various sales positions, most recently as regional sales manager with LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
Kautex Machines names Admir Dobraca as new CEO
Dobraca succeeds Bill Farrant, who had served as CEO of the extrusion blow molding machinery maker from 2010 to early 2020.
Restaurant giant Yum Brands to phase out EPS packaging by 2022
After being lobbied by a non-profit organization, Yum Brands – which owns the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Kentucky Fried Chicken global restaurant chains – has also committed to making all of its packaging fully compostable or reusable by 2025.
TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group
The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.
Blow molder Pretium invests $3 million in equipment for Ohio plant
The investment is being made in HDPE extrusion blow molding equipment and infrastructure for Pretium’s Leipsic, Ohio manufacturing plant.
Flexible packaging demand in Asia hit by sluggish regional economy, report says
According to Wood Mackenzie’s report, ‘Flexible Packaging Asia Supply Demand Report’, the region’s largest markets – China and India – experienced significant disruptions in 2019.
Aptar buying cosmetics industry supplier Fusion Packaging
Founded in 2004, Dallas-based Fusion employs approximately 100 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately $80 million last year.
Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producers
Under the new plan, producers of containers, packaging, and printed matter – including plastics – will be responsible for a product throughout its entire life cycle. They will be in charge of the recovery, sorting, packaging, and recycling of their products.
ProAmpac to build new collaboration and innovation centre in New York
The flexible packaging manufacturer’s new 25,000 square-foot facility near Rochester, N.Y. will be opened by mid-2021.
Thin wall packaging industry is globally fragmented but gaining on aluminium and glass, report says
Thin wall packaging accounts for 12 per cent of the global packaging production, the report from AMI Consulting concludes, equivalent to 18 million tonnes.
Intertape Polymer signs agreement to acquire Nortech Packaging
Chicago-based Nortech manufactures and services automated packaging machines under the Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies brands.
Anti-plastics regulations are leading to less sustainable packaging alternatives, report says
Industry is responding to the regulatory backlash against plastics by switching to other materials without considering their environmental impact relative to plastics, the new report from ICIS said, or whether sufficient local waste collection systems are in place.
Silgan acquires Cobra Plastics to expand in closures market
Cobra, which operates two manufacturing facilities in Ohio, injection molds plastic closures, with a particular focus on the aerosol overcap market.
Toronto’s CCL Industries buys Spanish apparel label maker Eti-Textil
Eti-Textil will become part of CCL’s Apparel Labeling Systems business.
U.S. plastic bag manufacturers want 95 per cent of plastic retail bags to be reused or recycled by 2025
The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, which made the pledge, also wants all bags to have 25 per cent recycled content by 2025.
Tekni-Plex Medical names new head of sales, business development, Americas
Tekni-Plex has named Bob Donohue to fill the position in this new division.
Packaging supplier Comar buys medical device molder iMark
The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will expand Comar’s footprint in the medical and pharmaceutical segments.
Silgan to acquire Albea’s dispensing business
The $900-million acquisition, which will expand Silgan’s rigid packaging business, is expected to close in the first half of 2020.