Most BPA in Canada destroyed or in landfills: study
Most of the Bisphenol A (BPA) contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, according to a new study for Environment Canada.
Small Cape Breton Island cast polypropylene supplier is making a big splash
Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family.
Tosca acquires Georgia Pacific’s reusable plastic container division
Tosca Limited, a Green Bay, Wis.-based provider of reusable container pooling and logistics services to the food supply chain, announced that it has acquired the reusable plastic container (RPC) division of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
FDA bans BPA from baby bottles
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, the plastic chemical that has been subject to years of scientific scrutiny.
Husky to build new manufacturing plant in China
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has announced plans to build a new facility in China to meet growing demand for its beverage packaging and hot runner systems.
Consumer packaging company Rexam to sell personal care business
British consumer packaging supplier Rexam Plc is selling its personal care operations to two separate buyers for a total of US$709 million.
Intertape Polymer downsizing, shifting production from Nova Scotia to Utah
As part of a North American reorganization due to competitive pressures and volatile costs, polyolefin film manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group Inc. will shift work currently done at its plant in Truro, N.S., to a factory in Utah.
Seville Packaging purchased by Covertech Fabricating
Toronto-based extruded film maker Covertech Fabricating Inc. has acquired Seville Packaging Inc., a flexible packaging converter headquartered in Mississauga, Ont.
Toronto bans plastic bags
In a surprise city council vote that the mayor denounced as “ludicrous”, Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban plastic shopping bags at retailers effective Jan. 1.
GS Capital buys minority stake in Plastipak
Affiliates of GS Capital Partners LLC are buying a minority stake in blow molder Plastipak Holdings Inc., one of North America’s largest manufacturers of plastic packaging containers and preforms.
L.A. set to enact plastic bag ban
Los Angeles has become the largest city in America to pass a ban on plastic bags, joining Seattle and San Francisco, among other major cities, to enact such law.
Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologies
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), which manufactures and installs sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries, has acquired PET bottle and flake sorting equipment maker…
Flexible packager Interflex sold to private equity firm
U.S.-based specialty flexible packaging manufacturer Interflex has been acquired by private equity firm Nicolet Capital Partners.
Hawaii imposing statewide ban on plastic bags
Hawaii is slated to become the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkouts in every county.
Dart Container buys Solo Cup
In a deal between two of North America’s largest thermoformers, Dart Container Corporation is purchasing Solo Cup Company for US$1 billion.
Amcor Rigid Plastics expands multilayer PP bottle capacity in Canada and the U.S.
Driven by what it calls “strong market demand”, plastic packager Amcor Rigid Plastics has announced a multi-million-dollar dollar capacity expansion of extrusion blow molded polypropylene (PP) bottle capacity in Canada and in the…
Amcor buys Indian flexible packager Uniglobe
In a bid to expand its footprint in India, Australia-based PET packaging supplier Amcor Ltd. has acquired Uniglobe Packaging Private Ltd. for US$20.7 million. Uniglobe is based 150 km north of Mumbai, and produces flexible packaging for the…
Quebec molder gets $500,000 federal grant
As part of a federal plan to foster economic growth, Quebec-based container manufacturer Plastique Micron Inc. has been awarded a $500,000 repayable grant to help it diversify.
Canadian blow molder Vanga Products bought by U.S. competitor
Vanga Products Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of high-density polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate bottles and jars for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, has been purchased by U.S.-based competitor Alpha Packaging.
Flexible Packaging Association announces annual award winners
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winning entries of its 2012 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.