Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.
Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Containerby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.
Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: reportby Canadian Plastics
Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.
Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Roegner replaces outgoing president Mike Schmitt effective mid-November, and will be based out of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operationsby Canadian Plastics
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.
Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glueby Canadian Plastics
Described as a “world first for the beer industry,” the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.
Treofan Americas renamed Innovia Filmsby Canadian Plastics
The rebranding of the flexible films manufacturer comes on the heels of Treofan being acquired by Toronto-based CCL Industries.
Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025by Canadian Plastics
Kroger Corp., America’s largest grocery chain, has announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025. Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of…
GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unitby Canadian Plastics
The Chester, N.S.-based company has received multiple orders from Canadian and American processors for its new GN800 Thermoformer, and expects further increased business activity over the next several months in the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLsby Canadian Plastics
Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal.
Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABXby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Rhinelander, Wis., ABX makes high barrier forming web films primarily for the North American protein, cheese, and specialty food end markets.
New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
According to estimates, New Zealand currently uses over 750 million single-use plastic bags per year, which is equivalent to about 150 per person.
Chile bans businesses from using plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of August 3, large businesses have six months to phase out the use of plastic bags, while smaller ones will be given two years to adopt the new rules.
Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: reportby Canadian Plastics
Rising demand across several vertical industries, such as packaging and food and beverages, is expected to drive growth, the new report from BCC Research says.
France to penalize use of non-recycled plasticby Canadian Plastics
As part of pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.
Graham Partners buys thermoform packaging supplier Nuconic Packagingby Canadian Plastics
This is Graham Partners’ third purchase of a thermoformed packager within the past year.
Amcor buying competitor Bemis for $5.25 billionby Canadian Plastics
The deal gives Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor new products, particularly the food-packing film for which Bemis is known, as well as deeper access to the Americas.
Toronto-based packaging supplier Ingenious Packaging bought by U.S. firmby Canadian Plastics
Franklin, Tenn.-based Resource Label Group has purchased Ingenious Packaging for an undisclosed price.
Machinery maker Kiefel regroups its packaging activitiesby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based Kiefel will group all its packaging activities into one unit, called the Kiefel Packaging Division, in order to increase its focus on the rigid plastic packaging market.
AptarGroup buying packaging maker CSP Technologies for $555 millionby Canadian Plastics
Auburn, Ala.-based CSP makes protective packaging such as blister packaging, vials, films, bottles, and closures, and has manufacturing sites in Alabama, Georgia, and in Neiderbronn, France.