PPC Flexible Packaging buys flexible packaging converter Custom Poly Bag
Headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, Custom Poly Bag serves bakery, medical, and specialty consumer markets with capabilities that include film extrusion, printing, and bag operations.
Fanuc America teams up with Plus One Robotics on AI-enabled logistics solution
The new automated fulfillment solution combines a Fanuc robot with Plus One’s AI-powered PickOne perception system.
ProAmpac acquires Canadian packaging suppliers Rosenbloom Groupe Inc., Hymopack, and Dyne-A-Pak
All three packaging supply brands will continue in Canada and will maintain operations at their current manufacturing facilities.
Packaging supplier Cascades to close its Laval, Quebec plant
The plant, which specializes in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market, will be shuttered on June 30, 2021.
Windmöller & Hölscher names Peter Steinbeck as new CEO
Effective January 2021 Steinbeck succeeds Jürgen Vutz, who has been named to the film extrusion, printing and converting equipment maker’s board of directors.
Altium Packaging buys blow molder SFB Plastics
Founded in 1970 as a provider of thermoformed plastic freezer spacers, SFB Plastics company expanded into rigid packaging in 1976 and has specialized in HDPE blow molding of industrial containers for over 40 years.
Amcor adds face masks to healthcare product portfolio
The face masks meet general purpose-use requirements with a triple layer consisting of a non-woven inner and outer layer, and a melt-blown middle layer.
Nova, Pregis partner to support clean water initiative
Nova is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyre brand line of protective packaging, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission.
New study shows benefits of chemical recycling to global plastic packaging recycling rates
More investment in the chemical recycling process could see the global plastic packaging recycling rate hit 50 per cent by 2040, market analyst Wood Mackenzie says.
Ontario packaging supplier HT Productions receiving $3.9 million in federal funding
The Hamilton-based company will use the funding to add on to its facility, purchase new advanced manufacturing equipment, and implement a customer-centric online system for customer orders.
Myers Industries acquires U.S. rotomolder Elkhart Plastics
The combination of Elkhart and Myers’ Ameri-Kart businesses will create the fifth largest rotational molder in the United States.
TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic
In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.
Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system
The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.
Pregis acquires Technical Machinery Solutions and affiliated companies
TMS has gained attention recently for the equipment it has engineered which is thought to be the first used to produce a lightweight, curbside recyclable all-paper mailer.
Single-use plastic bags banned in New Jersey
The law bans businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, plastic straws, and paper bags in that U.S. state.
Canada-based Consolidated Bottle acquired by Berlin Packaging
With locations in Toronto and Montreal, Consolidated Bottle supplies plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures across various industries, including personal care, pharmaceutical, cannabis, food, beverage and industrial.
EPS packaging supplier Aqua-Pak Industries names Josh Plamondon as CEO
Plamondon began his career with the Surrey, B.C.-based company in 2006, and has been the general manager since 2012.
Burger King partners with TerraCycle to test reusable packaging
The trial will give customers the option of having their hamburgers and drinks packaged in reusable containers that are brought back to the store, where they will be cleaned and readied for reuse.
Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio
The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.
Bacardi to adopt 100 per cent biodegradable PHA bottle
Petroleum-based plastics used by Bacardi today will be replaced by Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA, a biopolymer which derives from the natural oils of plant seeds such as palm, canola, and soy.
Spartech promotes John Inks to CEO
Inks has been with the St. Louis, Mo.-based company for 13 years, most recently serving as chief commercial officer.
Industry groups push back against Canada’s new single-use plastic bans
The federal government’s plan to ban some single-use plastic products by labelling them “toxic” to the environment is defamatory and harmful to the companies that produce them, industry group say.
Expoplast is now part of virtual manufacturing trade event
“Virtual Engineering Week” will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and will present hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning plastics, medtech, automation, design, and packaging.
StackTeck partners with U.S. industry veteran to better support American customers
The Brampton, Ont.-based mold supplier has entered into a partnership with Louis Young, who has 35 years of injection molding project and production experience for packaging applications.
Feds banning plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and other single-use items by the end of 2021
The proposed ban was first promised by the Liberal government back in 2019, and will cover many of the most common non-reusable plastic products.
Packaging supplier Alpla acquires Amcor PET preform plant in India
The plant in Alandi, West India will help Austria-based Alpla better serve customers in that region.
Four beverage commercialization specialists form turnkey project management firm
The IncuBev alliance includes Haney, PTI, Symrise, and Califormulations, and is designed to help brand owners bring their beverages to market faster.
New Jersey lawmakers pass single-use plastics ban
If approved by the New Jersey Governor, the bill would prohibit food service businesses from giving customers single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers.
Lego to phase out single-use plastic bags in packaging
The global toymaker is investing $400 million in its sustainability efforts and it will stop using plastic packaging to package loose Lego bricks.
Austrian packaging supplier Alpla Group building HDPE recycling plant in Mexico
When completed, the plant will produce 15,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled material each year, with target markets being Mexico, neighbouring countries in Central America, and the U.S.
Emmerson Packaging adding jobs and equipment in Ontario, Nova Scotia
The flexible packaging supplier has announced plans to invest $15 million this year in new equipment for its facilities in Amherst, N.S., and Belleville, Ont., in addition to hiring over 80 new employees.
Coca-Cola to switch to 100 per cent rPET bottles in Norway and the Netherlands
The initiative is in line with Coca-Cola’s pledge to eliminate new virgin oil-based PET in all of its bottles within the next decade.