Sabic opens new caps and closures center in the Netherlandsby Canadian Plastics
The new facility has equipment for testing material characteristics such as mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and environmental stress cracking resistance.
Husky commits to sustainable packagingby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Private equity firm Nautic Partners and management buy Spartechby Canadian Plastics
Maryland Heights, Mo.-based Spartech supplies acrylic products, plastic sheet and rollstock, specialty film laminates, and thermoformed packaging solutions.
Tekni-Plex names new head of China operationsby Canadian Plastics
The Wayne, Pa.-based plastic product maker has appointed Michael Luo to head its China operations, based in Suzhou.
PPC Flexible Packaging acquires flexible packaging maker Popular Inkby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in McKinney, Texas, Popular Ink supplies printed laminated roll stock, gel and stick packs, stand-up pouches, and labels and sleeves.
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.