August 28, 2010 News

Amcor full-year profit falls

by Canadian Plastics

Australia-based plastic bottling giant Amcor Ltd. has posted a 14 per cent fall in annual profit, but says it …

August 27, 2010 News

U.S. plastic container industry to hit $30b by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic container demand in the U.S. is projected to increase 4.3 per cent annually to US$30.4 billion in 2014…

August 20, 2010 News

Mexico City bans free plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

Officials in Mexico City are cracking down hard on non-biodegradable plastic bags in stores.

July 31, 2010 News

Global market for plastics additves and barrier coatings to hit US$752 million by 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

The global market for plastics additives and barrier coatings is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.6 per…

July 8, 2010 News

Last pieces of Alcan Packaging sold to Amcor, Sun European Partners

by Canadian Plastics

Mining conglomerate Rio Tinto has divested itself of the final assets of Montreal-based Alcan Packaging with t…

July 1, 2010 News

StackTeck grows in Asia with acquisition of Hong Kong’s Matrix Technology

by Canadian Plastics

Mold supplier StackTeck Systems Ltd. has acquired Hong Kong-based Matrix Technology Specialists to create a …

June 16, 2010 News

Amcor buys assets of Ball Plastics Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging company Amcor Ltd. is purchasing the assets of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas from Ball Corp. for …

June 15, 2010 News

Bemis selling two U.S. film plants to Expopack

by Canadian Plastics

Flexible packaging materials supplier Bemis Company, Inc. is selling two film plants to Exopack Holding Corp. …

June 10, 2010 News

Amcor to shutter Pa. pharmaceutical packaging plant

by Canadian Plastics

Nearly 100 workers will lose their jobs when Amcor Ltd. closes a pharmaceutical packaging plant in Bethlehem…

June 8, 2010 News

Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013

by Canadian Plastics

The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…

June 3, 2010 News

U.S. demand for foodservice packaging to reach US$7.9 billion in 2014

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by consumer demands for convenient, ready-to-eat foods, U.S. demand for foodservice packaging is expect…

May 29, 2010 News

Pretium Packaging completes merger with Novapak

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molder Pretium Packaging LLC has completed its million merger with Novapak Corporation, begun in January 2010.

May 23, 2010 News

Harvey Rosenbloom, CPIA Leader of the Year: A quick profile

by Canadian Plastics

Over 30 years’ involvement in plastics packaging and bag making has led to Harvey Rosenbloom being named…

May 21, 2010 News

Vermont institutes latest BPA ban

by Canadian Plastics

Vermont has become the sixth U.S. state to pass a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and spil…

May 17, 2010 News

CPIA names Leader of the Year, other award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named its industry award winners for 2010, including its…

May 7, 2010 News

Intertape Polymer shows progress but reports losses in Q1 2010

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based packaging supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) reported a loss of $5.8 million for the first …

April 18, 2010 News

Pouches get popular (April 18, 2010)

by Canadian Plastics

It might seem strange, but these are golden days for plastics packagers. Strange because, despite bag bans…

April 5, 2010 News

Graham Packaging buys Chinese packaging firm

by Canadian Plastics

Graham Packaging Company Inc. announced that a subsidiary agreed to acquire China Roots Packaging PTE Ltd., a …

March 19, 2010 News

Protective packaging demand will rise 6.2 per cent a year to 2014: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for protective packaging in the U.S. is forecast to climb 6.2 per cent per year to US$5.2 billion in 20…

March 14, 2010 News

Amcor PET Packaging renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Global packaging supplier Amcor PET Packaging has been renamed Amcor Rigid Plastics.