April 15, 2019 News

Investment firm Graham Partners acquires fourth thermoforming company

by 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.

April 12, 2019 News

Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American products

by 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.

April 11, 2019 News

Emmerson Packaging named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies, again

by 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.

April 9, 2019 News

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.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

by 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”.

April 1, 2019 News

New York passes ban on single-use plastic bags

by 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.

March 30, 2019 News

CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micron

by Canadian Plastics

Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.

March 25, 2019 News

Swiss packaging supplier Corvaglia Group opens first N. American production plant

by 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.

March 20, 2019 News

Quebec’s IPL Plastics buys Belgian packaging supplier Loomans

by Canadian Plastics

Loomans will be integrated into IPL’s consumer packaging solutions business in Europe.

March 19, 2019 News

Investment firm Sterling Group buys packaging products maker Polychem

by 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

March 18, 2019 News

Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag ban

by 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.

March 18, 2019 News

Amcor and Bemis report progress on merger transaction

by 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.

March 15, 2019 News

C-P Flexible Packaging buying packaging supplier Flexo Transparent LLC

by Canadian Plastics

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Flexo Transparent provides rollstock, wicketed bags, pouches and stretch sleeves.

March 13, 2019 News

Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018

by 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.

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.