Canadian Plastics


January 22, 2020  

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.

January 20, 2020  

China moves to phase out single-use plastics

A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.

January 17, 2020  

Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packaging

The food and beverage giant, which packages most of its food and bottles with plastic, wants to cut its use of virgin plastics by one-third by 2025.

January 17, 2020  

Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North America

The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.

January 15, 2020  

Pretium Packaging sold to private equity firm Clearlake Capital

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Pretium blow molds rigid plastic bottles and containers for a wide range of sectors.

January 8, 2020  

Joe Biden calls for plastic bag ban in U.S.

Biden’s statement, made at a campaign stop in Iowa on Jan. 3, drew a quick rebuke from the Plastics Industry Association.

January 8, 2020  

TricorBraun acquires rigid packaging supplier Packaging Solutions

PSI team members, including owners Doug Greenberg and John Greenberg, will remain with the Minneapolis-based company, but it will now operate as TricorBraun.

January 3, 2020  

CCL Industries buying Polish BOPP film company Flexpol for $22 million

The deal gives Toronto-based CCL the capability to deliver label films in Europe using the same technology it has in place at Innovia Mexico for the Americas.

January 2, 2020  

Sonoco completes purchase of thermoformer TEQ

The global packaging supplier’s $187-million purchase of Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC and Plastique Holdings Ltd. was first announced in November 2019.

December 23, 2019  

French MPs vote to ban all single-use plastic by 2040

The French National Assembly has voted to ban all disposable plastics by 2040, but critics argue the measures could be enforced much sooner.

December 17, 2019  

Tekni-Plex forming new medical business unit

Called “Tekni-Plex Medical”, the new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses.

December 16, 2019  

A look at some resonating new resins

When it comes to food packaging, plastic is almost always a better material to choose than the alternatives. And speaking of better, here are some of the newest plastic resins and additives designed for both rigid and flexible applications.

December 5, 2019  

Part packaging, robot-style

So you’ve finally decided to automate your end-of-the-line part packaging process? Great. Now here’s how to do it.

December 3, 2019  

Packaging supplier Pregis invests $5 million in Michigan facility

The company has bought its fourth Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line for the plant, and is leasing an additional 35,000 square feet in the same location for expanded warehousing capability.

November 28, 2019  

TC Transcontinental selling its paper and woven PP operations to Hood Packaging

Burlington, Ont.-base Hood will acquire TC’s operations in the U.S. states of California, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia.

November 22, 2019  

Flexible packager TC Transcontinental to shutter P.E.I. facility

Citing low production volumes, the Montreal-based company says it will close the P.E.I. plant by January 2020 and lay off about 15 workers.

November 19, 2019  

Sonoco grows healthcare packaging footprint with thermoformer acquisition

The global packaging supplier is purchasing Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC and Plastique Holdings Ltd. for $187 million.

November 18, 2019  

Berlin Packaging announces departure of CEO Andrew Berlin

John Zimmerman will serve as interim CEO of the Chicago-based company until a permanent replacement is found.

November 14, 2019  

Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in India

Located in Ahmedabad, the plant is said to be the world’s first facility designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only.

November 1, 2019  

Canada’s Jet Label & Packaging bought by U.S. label maker ProMach

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a range of industries.