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Packaging


November 22, 2018 News

Leadership change at Polymer Logistics North America

by Canadian Plastics

Fred Heptinstall, the company’s CEO, is stepping down effective December 31 of this year; Gideon Feiner will serve as CEO until a replacement is found.

November 21, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

by Canadian Plastics

The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.

November 20, 2018 News

CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitions

by Canadian Plastics

The Toronto-based specialty label and packaging supplier is buying label converters and tape makers Unilogo, Hinsitsu Screen (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., and Olympic Holding B.V.

November 19, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interest

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 6, 2018 News

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders

by Canadian Plastics

Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.

November 6, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex acquires cleanroom film extruder, converter Beyers Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.

October 30, 2018 News

Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

by Canadian Plastics

Under the new proposal, which will now go out for consultation, plastic packaging that contains at least 30 per cent recycled material will be exempt from the tax.

October 30, 2018 News

Sidel acquires creative Italian packaging design company PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees and has won several packaging awards recently.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

October 2, 2018 News

Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.

September 24, 2018 News

Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Roegner replaces outgoing president Mike Schmitt effective mid-November, and will be based out of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

by Canadian Plastics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 6, 2018 News

Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glue

by Canadian Plastics

Described as a “world first for the beer industry,” the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.

September 4, 2018 News

Treofan Americas renamed Innovia Films

by Canadian Plastics

The rebranding of the flexible films manufacturer comes on the heels of Treofan being acquired by Toronto-based CCL Industries.

August 27, 2018 News

Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

Kroger Corp., America’s largest grocery chain, has announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025. Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by Canadian Plastics

The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by Canadian Plastics

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.

August 20, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABX

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Rhinelander, Wis., ABX makes high barrier forming web films primarily for the North American protein, cheese, and specialty food end markets.