Tri-Seal invests $1 million in new closure liner manufacturing facility in India
The investment is designed to reduce the company’s lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household/industrial chemical and cosmetic applications in India.
Private equity firm buying Montreal-based rigid packaging molder IPL Plastics
The deal between Madison Dearborn Partners and IPL is subject to approval from at least two-thirds of shareholders and IPL not securing a better offer from another company within 30 to 40 days.
KFC Canada to replace plastic buckets with bamboo by 2021
Using bamboo poutine buckets will allow it to eliminate 55 tonnes of plastic waste annually, the restaurant chain said.
Technimark acquires Ireland-based contract molder Tool & Plastic Industries
The acquisition gives global plastic injection molder Technimark facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic.
Good Natured Products launches plant-based flexible packaging products
The products are made from 51% plant-based materials derived from rapidly renewable sugarcane and are chemically equivalent to conventional #4 LDPE.
Pretium Packaging invests $5 million in PET equipment and infrastructure
The North American container and closure maker is investing in PET stretch blow molding equipment and infrastructure that spans across 6 of its 19 manufacturing locations.
Gelpac investing $5 million in Marieville, Quebec plant
The investment is for new equipment to service for the company’s Canadian and U.S. markets.
Plastixx FFS puts the last puzzle piece in place
In an industry where customer service is everything, the installation of a new EFI PrintFlow scheduling workflow system is helping this Quebec-based form-fill-seal film and plastic valve bag manufacturer stay ahead of the competition.
Anchor Packaging acquires thermoformer Panoramic
Headquartered in Janesville, Wis., Panoramic manufacturers thermoformed products used in fresh food applications, including bakery, produce, and confectionery.
Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging
To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.
Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springs
The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.
Nova enters high-density biaxially oriented polyethylene market
The Calgary-based company has developed an HD-BOPE technology that will enable the replacement of BOPP or BOPET mixed material packaging films with all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures.
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
The German Cabinet has announced an end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks, and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by July 3, 2021.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible
With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.
Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs
A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding.
COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report says
Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.
Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic
The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.
Lowe’s Canada reports a 58% drop in plastic bag use
The home improvement retailer introduced a charge on plastic bags at its corporate stores in Quebec in June 2018, and in the rest of Canada in August of the same year,
Packaging supplier Comar to expand in New Jersey
The company has announced what it calls “a major capacity expansion” of its Buena, N.J. plant operations by building a new offsite location in nearby Vineland, N.J.
Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia
Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.
SK Global Chemical completes acquisition of Arkema’s functional polyolefins business
The deal, first announced in October 2019, is part of South Korea-based SK’s strategy to boost its packaging business.
Packaging supplier Good Natured Products enters medical and pharmaceutical industry
In a statement, Vancouver-based Good Natured said that it was able to enter this new market segment with the closing of its recent acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming.
Alpla acquiring Spanish packaging supplier Bopla
The acquisition will strengthen Austria-based Alpla’s portfolio in the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments.
Coca-Cola partners to produce and distribute PPE to fight COVID-19 pandemic
The soft drink maker has teamed up with supply chain partners and a network of makers to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of protective face shields to healthcare workers and first responders.
GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platform
The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards
Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.
Dunkin’ Donuts completes global transition from EPS to paper cups
The restaurant chain’s move from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups was first announced two years ago.
Tetra Laval Group donates $165,000 to COVID-19 relief aid in Canada
The Swiss-based multinational corporation is donating the money to United Way Centraide.
Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platform
The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.
PTI manufactures, donates face shields to 15 Ohio healthcare facilities
The packaging supplier had multiple partners on the project, which created and donated 5,000 of the face shields.
California temporarily suspends plastic bag ban
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on April 23 that allows retailers in the state to provide customers with single-use plastic bags for free for 60 days.
Berlin Packaging names William J. Hayes as new president and CEO
Hayes is currently the president and CEO of construction and civil engineering company BrandSafway.