Consolidated Container acquiring Utah bottle maker Sonic Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Sonic Plastics specializes in making HDPE bottles for the nutraceutical, health and beauty end markets.
Graham Packaging commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The Lancaster, Pa.-based designer and molder of blow molded plastic containers recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Survey finds that majority in Newfoundland oppose banning plastic shopping bagsby Canadian Plastics
The survey, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, found that 55% of residents of the province oppose banning plastic shopping bags.
Packaging expert Walter Soroka passes awayby Canadian Plastics
Soroka created the PAC Packaging Certificate program in the 1980’s, where hundreds of students graduated under his guidance.
Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranirby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.
Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensilsby Canadian Plastics
Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.
Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic strawsby Canadian Plastics
If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.
Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 millionby Canadian Plastics
The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.
Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recyclingby Canadian Plastics
Beverage makers Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have announced a major partnership with Carbios, a bio-industrial solutions company, and beauty leader L’Oréal aimed at advancing the circular economy.
Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plantby Canadian Plastics
This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.
Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilitiesby 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.
W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beerby Canadian Plastics
Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.
Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.
Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming companyby Canadian Plastics
Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.
Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American productsby Canadian Plastics
The consumer packaged goods company’s new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.
Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, againby Canadian Plastics
For the tenth year in a row, the Amherst, N.S.-based packaging supplier has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.by Canadian Plastics
Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.
Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban surveyby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.
New York passes ban on single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The bag provision will take effect starting March 1, 2020, and will ban most single-use plastic bags provided by supermarkets and other stores.
CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micronby Canadian Plastics
Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.