Blown film maker Loparex completes integration of Infiana Group business
The integration of specialty films producer Infiana Group GmbH into Cary, N.C.-based Loparex began in September 2019.
TricorBraun acquiring Price Container and Packaging
Price Container owner Ryan Price and all Price Container staff will join packaging giant TricorBraun.
Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification
The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.
Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award
Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.
Klöckner Pentaplast plans “multimillion-dollar” rPET expansion in North America
The 17,500-tonne extrusion expansion supports the increased consumer demand for curb-side recyclable options, supporting closed loop packaging, and a circular economy.
Sealed Air invests in advanced recycling company Plastic Energy
Sealed Air said the investment furthers its pledge made in 2018 to have 50 per cent recycled content across all its packaging – with 60 per cent of that coming from post-consumer recycled content – by 2025.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis
Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.
Comexi Group to open technology centre in Miami
Scheduled for completion in November, the 15,000-square-foot facility will offer training in flexo, laminating, slitting, equipment maintenance, colour management, and prepress processes.
New technology to produce flexible, durable polyethylene
Developed by chemists from RUDN University in Moscow, the technology makes it possible to double the length of ethylene chains in comparison with those obtained by existing methods for polymers synthesis.
Pack Expo cancelled
Show sponsor PMMI Media Group is launching a new live, web-based event called Pack Expo Connects 2020 that will run from Nov. 9-13.
Tri-Seal invests $1 million in new closure liner manufacturing facility in India
The investment is designed to reduce the company’s lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household/industrial chemical and cosmetic applications in India.
Private equity firm buying Montreal-based rigid packaging molder IPL Plastics
The deal between Madison Dearborn Partners and IPL is subject to approval from at least two-thirds of shareholders and IPL not securing a better offer from another company within 30 to 40 days.
KFC Canada to replace plastic buckets with bamboo by 2021
Using bamboo poutine buckets will allow it to eliminate 55 tonnes of plastic waste annually, the restaurant chain said.
Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries
The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.
Good Natured Products launches plant-based flexible packaging products
The products are made from 51% plant-based materials derived from rapidly renewable sugarcane and are chemically equivalent to conventional #4 LDPE.
Pretium Packaging invests $5 million in PET equipment and infrastructure
The North American container and closure maker is investing in PET stretch blow molding equipment and infrastructure that spans across 6 of its 19 manufacturing locations.
Gelpac investing $5 million in Marieville, Quebec plant
The investment is for new equipment to service for the company’s Canadian and U.S. markets.
Plastixx FFS puts the last puzzle piece in place
In an industry where customer service is everything, the installation of a new EFI PrintFlow scheduling workflow system is helping this Quebec-based form-fill-seal film and plastic valve bag manufacturer stay ahead of the competition.
Anchor Packaging acquires thermoformer Panoramic
Headquartered in Janesville, Wis., Panoramic manufacturers thermoformed products used in fresh food applications, including bakery, produce, and confectionery.
Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging
To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.
Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springs
The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.
Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene market
The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
The German Cabinet has announced an end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks, and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by July 3, 2021.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible
With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report says
Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.
Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic
The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.
Lowe’s Canada reports a 58% drop in plastic bag use
The home improvement retailer introduced a charge on plastic bags at its corporate stores in Quebec in June 2018, and in the rest of Canada in August of the same year,
Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey
The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.
Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia
Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.
SK Global Chemical completes acquisition of Arkema’s functional polyolefins business
The deal, first announced in October 2019, is part of South Korea-based SK’s strategy to boost its packaging business.
Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industry
In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.