August 20, 2019 News

Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging

by 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.

August 19, 2019 News

Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packaging

by 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.

August 12, 2019 News

Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe

by Canadian Plastics

Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.

August 8, 2019 News

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admits

by 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.

August 7, 2019 News

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

by 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.

July 31, 2019 News

Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottles

by 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

July 29, 2019 News

P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bags

by 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.

July 22, 2019 News

Clariant selling healthcare packaging business to Arsenal Capital

by 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.

July 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging invests $2 million in PET blow molding equipment for Alabama plant

by Canadian Plastics

The new equipment has the capability of producing containers ranging from 6oz to 2L and finishes from 24 to 45 mm.

July 13, 2019 News

Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

by 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.

July 11, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases South American closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos

by 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.

July 3, 2019 News

Private equity firm Kohlberg buys healthcare packaging supplier Nelipak

by Canadian Plastics

Nelipak, headquartered in Cranston, R.I, is a global provider of custom designed rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

July 2, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex purchases Italian healthcare packaging manufacturer Lameplast

by Canadian Plastics

Lameplast, the twelfth acquisition made by Tekni-Plex in the past five years, will become part of its global Tekni-Films business.

June 25, 2019 News

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.

June 19, 2019 News

Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distribution

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.

June 19, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing units

by 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.

June 19, 2019 Feature

PET Technologies says aloha to Hawaiian water bottler

by 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.

June 10, 2019 News

Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021

by Canadian Plastics

A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.

June 6, 2019 News

Pregis bought by private equity firm Warburg Pincus

by 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.

June 4, 2019 News

GN Thermoforming names Jerome Romkey as new president

by 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.