Canadian Plastics

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Packaging

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January 25, 2021  

New transparent PVC film capable of inactivating coronavirus

Developed by Braskem and AlpFilm, the film can inactivate 79.9% of the new coronavirus in three minutes and 99.99% in up to 15 minutes.

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January 25, 2021  

ProMach acquires flexible packaging supplier Bartelt

The purchase is designed to expand ProMach’s North American base for flexible packaging solutions and further strengthens its portfolio of pouch packaging solutions.

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January 21, 2021  

Intertape Polymer Group investing $45 million to expand Virginia facility

The expansion to the plant in Danville will add 30,000 square feet and create 50 new jobs.

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January 14, 2021  

Compostable bioplastics supplier Novamont boosts European presence with BioBag acquisition

BioBag is a Norwegian supplier of waste collection and packaging.

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January 12, 2021  

Investment firm SK Capital buys packaging thermoformer Lacerta Group

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., Lacerta makes packaging primarily for the food sector.

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January 11, 2021  

ProAmpac acquires U.K.-based Rapid Action Packaging

The deal is designed to extend ProAmpac’s flexible packaging capabilities into the fresh prepared and ready-to-eat retail market.

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January 11, 2021  

Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic

The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks.

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January 8, 2021  

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board becomes part owner of TricorBraun

Along with private equity group Ares Management Corp., Ontario Teachers’ will acquire a majority of shares in the St. Louis-based packaging distributor.

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January 7, 2021  

Specialized Packaging Group bought by investment firm Altamont Capital Partners

Baldwinsville, N.Y.-based SPG manufactures protective packaging products that operates under two divisions, Ivex and Engineered Packaging.

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January 6, 2021  

Selig Group acquires container and packaging solutions provider Performance Systematix

Performance Systematix will operate as a subsidiary of Selig and continue to operate from its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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January 5, 2021  

Packaging supplier Plastic Coated Papers installs second Davis-Standard extrusion coating line

The installation comes as the Pensacola, Fla.-based company positions itself for future expansion.

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January 5, 2021  

Avery Dennison acquires overlaminate supplier Acpo Ltd.

The deal includes the majority of Acpo’s assets, including coating, finishing and distribution operations at its Oak Harbor, Ohio, headquarters, as well as three finishing and distribution sites in the U.S.

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December 22, 2020  

Investment firm Morgan Stanley buys AWT Labels & Packaging

Founded in 1976, Minneapolis, Minn.-based AWT is said to hold a top three market position in the medical device labels and clinical trials labels segments.

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December 21, 2020  

Fortis Solutions buys labels and flexible packaging supplier Kala Packaging

Orem, Utah-based packaging supplier Kala Packaging LLC has been

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December 18, 2020  

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling announces expanded operations in Ontario and Quebec

The company will invest more than $35 million to move some of its manufacturing from the U.S. to the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal.

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December 18, 2020  

Primary Packaging acquires tamper-evident bag maker Packaging Horizons

Easton, Pa.-based Packaging Horizons prints different security overwrap films, which can be used in pharmaceutical, medical, and food packaging applications.

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December 17, 2020  

Berlin Packaging expands in Europe with two acquisitions

The acquisition of packaging suppliers Repli and Pentapackaging are designed to strengthen Berlin Packaging’s product offerings in Spain and Italy.

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December 15, 2020  

Sabic, Netstal partner on thin-wall packaging applications

Cooperation between Sabic and Netstal, KM’s injection molding machine brand, will focus on application, material, and processing innovations.

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December 15, 2020  

SK Capital agrees to acquire packaging blow molder Ipackchem

The New York City-based private equity firm has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy France-based Ipackchem from French private investment firm Sagard Holdings.

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December 4, 2020  

Spartech buys specialty film maker Tufpak

Tufpak produces custom and stock engineered plastic films designed for biohazard bags, medical devices, and biopharma packaging.

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December 3, 2020  

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging business from Berry Global

The private investment firm will combine the Berry business with its own Advanced Barrier Extrusions LLC flexible packaging unit, which it acquired in August 2018.

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December 3, 2020  

Spectrum Plastics Group buys medical packaging converter PeelMaster

The deal expands Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum’s medical packaging business.

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December 2, 2020  

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.

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December 2, 2020  

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.

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December 1, 2020  

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.

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November 26, 2020  

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.

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November 25, 2020  

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.

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November 23, 2020  

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.

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November 23, 2020  

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.

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November 20, 2020  

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.

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November 18, 2020  

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.

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November 11, 2020  

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.