Canadian Plastics


September 6, 2019  

TC Transcontinental buys majority stake in Ecuador-based banana industry film supplier Trilex

Trilex has about 170 workers and supplies plastics packaging and farm plastics used for protection and pest control.

September 3, 2019  

Berlin Packaging acquires Netherlands-based Vincap and Adolfse Packaging

The purchase will augment Chicago-based Berlin Packaging’s position as a major packaging distributor in Europe.

August 28, 2019  

Marriott bans single-use shampoo, bath gel plastic bottles

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.

August 23, 2019  

Quebec EPS resin maker StyroChem sold to PMC Capital

StyroChem makes EPS materials for food service, packaging, construction, casting, and specialty applications, and has annual revenues of approximately $100 million.

August 20, 2019  

Toy maker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging

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.

August 19, 2019  

Toronto packaging supplier Starplex Scientific sold to Pretium Packaging

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.

August 12, 2019  

Kohlberg completes acquisition of Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe

Bemis Healthcare Packaging operates facilities in Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; and Elsham, UK.

August 8, 2019  

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admits

The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.

August 7, 2019  

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.

July 31, 2019  

Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottles

Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn,

July 29, 2019  

P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bags

The province’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act officially came into effect earlier this month, and prohibits businesses from offering single-use plastic bags at the checkout.

July 22, 2019  

Clariant selling healthcare packaging business to Arsenal Capital

The business unit – which generated sales of around 135 million Swiss francs in 2018 – has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., France, China and India, and employs approximately 600 employees.

July 17, 2019  

Pretium Packaging invests $2 million in PET blow molding equipment for Alabama plant

The new equipment has the capability of producing containers ranging from 6oz to 2L and finishes from 24 to 45 mm.

July 13, 2019  

Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

This worldwide initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within the economy.

July 11, 2019  

Tekni-Plex purchases South American closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos

Geraldiscos manufactures closure liners and induction seals for a wide variety of container types – including PP, PE, HDPE, PVC, and PET – to the South American food, chemical, automotive, and healthcare marketplace.

July 3, 2019  

Private equity firm Kohlberg buys healthcare packaging supplier Nelipak

Nelipak, headquartered in Cranston, R.I, is a global provider of custom designed rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

July 2, 2019  

Tekni-Plex purchases Italian healthcare packaging manufacturer Lameplast

Lameplast, the twelfth acquisition made by Tekni-Plex in the past five years, will become part of its global Tekni-Films business.

June 25, 2019  

Amcor selling three flexible packaging plants to private equity firm Kohlberg & Co.

The sale of the three Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland was required by the European Commission as part of the process of Amcor acquiring Bemis.

June 19, 2019  

Consolidated Container buying pharmaceutical packaging supplier Tri State Distribution

Headquartered in Tennessee, Tri State is said to be one of the largest manufacturers of prescription packaging in the U.S.

June 19, 2019  

Tekni-Plex completes acquisition of three Amcor manufacturing units

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.