Quebec’s Polykar adds third W&H multi-layer co-extrusion lineby Canadian Plastics
The new Optimex machine adds 7 million pounds to Polykar’s existing film production.
Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tonnes and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.”
Manitoba Premier promises plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The province’s newly re-elected Progressive Conservative government plans to consult with private industry on how to proceed with the ban.
Quebec label maker Labelink buys Labelixby Canadian Plastics
Labelix, headquartered in Granby, Que., supplies pressure-sensitive labels.
California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The two bills, SB 54 and companion legislation AB 1080, sought to eliminate 75 per cent of single-use containers in the state by 2030.
Montreal flexible packager Licaplast buys PE bag maker M’Plastby Canadian Plastics
M’Plast, which is also headquartered in Montreal, specializes in the manufacturing, impression and transformation of polyethylene film into bags or U-Film for a range of end markets.
Polykar plans to build new manufacturing plant in Edmontonby Canadian Plastics
The proposed 50,000-square-foot facility will add about 30 million pounds of production capacity to the Montreal-based packaging supplier’s product lines.
TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilexby Canadian Plastics
Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.
Berlin Packaging acquires Netherlands-based Vincap and Adolfse Packagingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase will augment Chicago-based Berlin Packaging’s position as a major packaging distributor in Europe.
Marriott bans single-use shampoo, bath gel plastic bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, estimates that the switch will prevent an estimated 1.7 million pounds of plastic going to landfills each year.
Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capitalby Canadian Plastics
StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.
Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packagingby Canadian Plastics
Beginning next year, the company will start eliminating plastic from all new toy and game packaging, a transition that’s expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Starplex, which also operates a manufacturing plant in Tennessee, molds plastics products that include leak-resistant sterilized containers, biological sampling swabs, and pharmaceutical grade containers and closures.
Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europeby Canadian Plastics
Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.
McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admitsby Canadian Plastics
The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.
Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.
Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, is eliminating miniature plastic bottles from all of its 843,000 guest rooms across the globe. In a July 30 statement, the British-based company said that it will…
P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act officially came into effect earlier this month, and prohibits businesses from offering single-use plastic bags at the checkout.
Clariant selling healthcare packaging business to Arsenal Capitalby Canadian Plastics
The business unit – which generated sales of around 135 million Swiss francs in 2018 – has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., France, China and India, and employs approximately 600 employees.
Pretium Packaging invests $2 million in PET blow molding equipment for Alabama plantby Canadian Plastics
The new equipment has the capability of producing containers ranging from 6oz to 2L and finishes from 24 to 45 mm.