Canadian Plastics


November 11, 2020  

Myers Industries acquires U.S. rotomolder Elkhart Plastics

The combination of Elkhart and Myers’ Ameri-Kart businesses will create the fifth largest rotational molder in the United States.

November 9, 2020  

TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic

In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.

November 6, 2020  

Husky introduces mid-volume PET preform system

The preform system benefits both established companies producing niche brands or smaller-run SKUs as well as emerging producers seeking a fast, low-risk entry into markets, Husky said.

November 5, 2020  

Pregis acquires Technical Machinery Solutions and affiliated companies

TMS has gained attention recently for the equipment it has engineered which is thought to be the first used to produce a lightweight, curbside recyclable all-paper mailer.

November 5, 2020  

Single-use plastic bags banned in New Jersey

The law bans businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, plastic straws, and paper bags in that U.S. state.

November 4, 2020  

Canada-based Consolidated Bottle acquired by Berlin Packaging

With locations in Toronto and Montreal, Consolidated Bottle supplies plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures across various industries, including personal care, pharmaceutical, cannabis, food, beverage and industrial.

November 3, 2020  

EPS packaging supplier Aqua-Pak Industries names Josh Plamondon as CEO

Plamondon began his career with the Surrey, B.C.-based company in 2006, and has been the general manager since 2012.

October 27, 2020  

Burger King partners with TerraCycle to test reusable packaging

The trial will give customers the option of having their hamburgers and drinks packaged in reusable containers that are brought back to the store, where they will be cleaned and readied for reuse.

October 26, 2020  

Kautex Maschinenbau modernizing, extending its packaging portfolio

The Germany-based extrusion blow molding specialist says its portfolio will be streamlined and presented with a more modular and transparent approach to meet future customer requirements.

October 22, 2020  

Bacardi to adopt 100 per cent biodegradable PHA bottle

Petroleum-based plastics used by Bacardi today will be replaced by Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA, a biopolymer which derives from the natural oils of plant seeds such as palm, canola, and soy.

October 16, 2020  

Spartech promotes John Inks to CEO

Inks has been with the St. Louis, Mo.-based company for 13 years, most recently serving as chief commercial officer.

October 9, 2020  

Industry groups push back against Canada’s new single-use plastic bans

The federal government’s plan to ban some single-use plastic products by labelling them “toxic” to the environment is defamatory and harmful to the companies that produce them, industry group say.

October 8, 2020  

Expoplast is now part of virtual manufacturing trade event

“Virtual Engineering Week” will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and will present hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning plastics, medtech, automation, design, and packaging.

October 8, 2020  

StackTeck partners with U.S. industry veteran to better support American customers

The Brampton, Ont.-based mold supplier has entered into a partnership with Louis Young, who has 35 years of injection molding project and production experience for packaging applications.

October 7, 2020  

Feds banning plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and other single-use items by the end of 2021

The proposed ban was first promised by the Liberal government back in 2019, and will cover many of the most common non-reusable plastic products.

October 5, 2020  

Packaging supplier Alpla acquires Amcor PET preform plant in India

The plant in Alandi, West India will help Austria-based Alpla better serve customers in that region.

October 1, 2020  

Four beverage commercialization specialists form turnkey project management firm

The IncuBev alliance includes Haney, PTI, Symrise, and Califormulations, and is designed to help brand owners bring their beverages to market faster.

September 30, 2020  

New Jersey lawmakers pass single-use plastics ban

If approved by the New Jersey Governor, the bill would prohibit food service businesses from giving customers single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers.

September 28, 2020  

Lego to phase out single-use plastic bags in packaging

The global toymaker is investing $400 million in its sustainability efforts and it will stop using plastic packaging to package loose Lego bricks.

September 17, 2020  

Austrian packaging supplier Alpla Group building HDPE recycling plant in Mexico

When completed, the plant will produce 15,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled material each year, with target markets being Mexico, neighbouring countries in Central America, and the U.S.

September 11, 2020  

Emmerson Packaging adding jobs and equipment in Ontario, Nova Scotia

The flexible packaging supplier has announced plans to invest $15 million this year in new equipment for its facilities in Amherst, N.S., and Belleville, Ont., in addition to hiring over 80 new employees.

September 8, 2020  

Coca-Cola to switch to 100 per cent rPET bottles in Norway and the Netherlands

The initiative is in line with Coca-Cola’s pledge to eliminate new virgin oil-based PET in all of its bottles within the next decade.

August 28, 2020  

Blown film maker Loparex completes integration of Infiana Group business

The integration of specialty films producer Infiana Group GmbH into Cary, N.C.-based Loparex began in September 2019.

August 27, 2020  

TricorBraun acquiring Price Container and Packaging

Price Container owner Ryan Price and all Price Container staff will join packaging giant TricorBraun.

August 26, 2020  

Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification

The Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally.

August 21, 2020  

Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award

Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.

August 20, 2020  

Klöckner Pentaplast plans “multimillion-dollar” rPET expansion in North America

The 17,500-tonne extrusion expansion supports the increased consumer demand for curb-side recyclable options, supporting closed loop packaging, and a circular economy.

August 12, 2020  

Sealed Air invests in advanced recycling company Plastic Energy

Sealed Air said the investment furthers its pledge made in 2018 to have 50 per cent recycled content across all its packaging – with 60 per cent of that coming from post-consumer recycled content – by 2025.

August 12, 2020  

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reports machine orders up during COVID-19 crisis

Demand from the packaging and medical technology sectors largely is driving growth, the injection molding machine maker said.

August 12, 2020  

Comexi Group to open technology centre in Miami

Scheduled for completion in November, the 15,000-square-foot facility will offer training in flexo, laminating, slitting, equipment maintenance, colour management, and prepress processes.

August 10, 2020  

New technology to produce flexible, durable polyethylene

Developed by chemists from RUDN University in Moscow, the technology makes it possible to double the length of ethylene chains in comparison with those obtained by existing methods for polymers synthesis.

August 5, 2020  

Pack Expo cancelled

Show sponsor PMMI Media Group is launching a new live, web-based event called Pack Expo Connects 2020 that will run from Nov. 9-13.