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.

November 22, 2018 News

Leadership change at Polymer Logistics North America

by 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.

November 21, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

by 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.

November 20, 2018 News

CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitions

by 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.

November 19, 2018 News

Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interest

by 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.

November 9, 2018 News

Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holding

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.

November 6, 2018 News

CCC buys two Canadian bottle molders

by 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.

November 6, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex acquires cleanroom film extruder, converter Beyers Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.

October 30, 2018 News

Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

by 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.

October 30, 2018 News

Sidel acquires creative Italian packaging design company PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees and has won several packaging awards recently.

October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.