Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming companyby Canadian Plastics
Graham Partners’ purchase of James L. Villa purchase comes on the heels of its acquisition of platform company EasyPak near the end of 2017 and subsequent purchases of Tray-Pak Corp. and Nuconic Packaging LLC.
Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American productsby Canadian Plastics
The consumer packaged goods company’s new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.
Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, againby Canadian Plastics
For the tenth year in a row, the Amherst, N.S.-based packaging supplier has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.by Canadian Plastics
Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.
Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban surveyby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.
New York passes ban on single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The bag provision will take effect starting March 1, 2020, and will ban most single-use plastic bags provided by supermarkets and other stores.
CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micronby Canadian Plastics
Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.
Swiss packaging supplier Corvaglia Group opens first N. American production plantby Canadian Plastics
First announced in February 2018, the US$25 million plant has opened in Newnan, Georgia, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion planned for April 5.
Quebec’s IPL Plastics buys Belgian packaging supplier Loomansby Canadian Plastics
Loomans will be integrated into IPL’s consumer packaging solutions business in Europe.
Investment firm Sterling Group buys packaging products maker Polychemby Canadian Plastics
Polychem Corp., a Mentor, Ohio-based maker of PET and polypropylene strapping, has been acquired by The Sterling Group, a private equity firm based in Houston. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. In a statement, Sterling Group described…
Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The province has established a survey asking residents and others about their opinions on the possibility of banning single-use retail plastic bags.
Amcor and Bemis report progress on merger transactionby Canadian Plastics
Australia-based packaging company Amcor has made what it calls “further, important progress” towards the completion of its purchase of former rival Bemis Co. Inc.
C-P Flexible Packaging buying packaging supplier Flexo Transparent LLCby Canadian Plastics
Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Flexo Transparent provides rollstock, wicketed bags, pouches and stretch sleeves.
Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018by Canadian Plastics
The packaging supplier increased its revenue by more than 17% to US$1,053 million compared to 2017, and by more than 21.2% to US$287.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to Q4 2017.
Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympusby Canadian Plastics
Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.
Berry buying packaging supplier RPC Group for $4.4 billionby 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.
PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirementsby Canadian Plastics
The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.
European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis mergerby 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.
Kenneth Leonard, former Packaging Association of Canada leader, passes awayby 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.
Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film productionby 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.