Leadership change at Polymer Logistics North Americaby 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.
Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITEby 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.
CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitionsby 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.
Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interestby 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.
Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holdingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.
CCC buys two Canadian bottle moldersby 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.
Tekni-Plex acquires cleanroom film extruder, converter Beyers Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.
Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022by 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.
Sidel acquires creative Italian packaging design company PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees and has won several packaging awards recently.
Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.
Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Containerby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.
Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: reportby Canadian Plastics
Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.
Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plasticsby 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.
Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operationsby Canadian Plastics
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.
Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glueby 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.
Treofan Americas renamed Innovia Filmsby Canadian Plastics
The rebranding of the flexible films manufacturer comes on the heels of Treofan being acquired by Toronto-based CCL Industries.
Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025by 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…
GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unitby 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.
Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLsby 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.
Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABXby 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.