March 12, 2019 News

Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympus

by Canadian Plastics

Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.

March 8, 2019 News

Berry buying packaging supplier RPC Group for $4.4 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Berry’s offer trumped a rival purchase offer made by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and will create one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.

February 19, 2019 News

PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirements

by Canadian Plastics

The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.

February 14, 2019 News

European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis merger

by Canadian Plastics

The approval is conditional on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe to address the E.C.’s concerns over competition.

February 13, 2019 News

Kenneth Leonard, former Packaging Association of Canada leader, passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Leonard held various positions at the Packaging Association of Canada, and most recently worked as business manager for the packaging division of SGS/Evolution Designworks.

February 8, 2019 News

Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film production

by Canadian Plastics

The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.

February 6, 2019 News

PPC Flexible Packaging buys HFM Packaging Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Wisconsin, HFM produces packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, pharma, food, and industrial applications.

January 30, 2019 News

Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Effective April 1, Orive will replace outgoing president and CEO Dennis Jonsson.

January 24, 2019 News

Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction plan

by Canadian Plastics

The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.

January 22, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles buys majority stake in Russian packaging supplier TT-print

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is intended to boost Constantia’s position in the Russian pharma packaging industry.

January 20, 2019 News

Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginia

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company is investing $25 million to boost global production capacity for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging films at its manufacturing facility in Louisa County, Va.

January 15, 2019 News

Alpha Poly completes installation of W&H Miraflex II 10-colour press

by Canadian Plastics

Officially launched in December, the new machine adds to Brampton, Ont.-based Alpha Poly’s flexible packaging capabilities.

January 9, 2019 News

TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bag

by Canadian Plastics

TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.

January 3, 2019 News

Flexible packager TC Transcontinental improves air quality with oxidizer

by Canadian Plastics

A new regenerative thermal oxider installed by Ship & Shore Environmental reduces emissions at the company’s Richmond, B.C. plant by more than 90 per cent.

December 17, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweave

by Canadian Plastics

The deal is designed to expand Montreal-based Intertape Polymer’s woven business by giving it increased access to the U.S. market and a new facility in India.

December 12, 2018 News

Contest winner’s idea to ban single-use plastics will become private member’s bill in Ottawa

by Canadian Plastics

Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.

December 11, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021

by Canadian Plastics

To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.

December 5, 2018 News

Unilever CEO Paul Polman to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.

December 4, 2018 News

TricorBraun names Declan McCarthy as new chief financial officer

by Canadian Plastics

A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy will oversee all aspects of the global packaging supplier’s financial functions, and will be based out of the company’s office in St. Louis.

November 28, 2018 News

Davis-Standard buys thermoforming equipment maker TSL

by Canadian Plastics

Yakima, Wash.-based Thermoforming Systems LLC makes equipment for the North American food packaging industry.