May 15, 2019 News

Perrigo acquires toothbrush maker, oral health care provider Ranir

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Grand rapids, Mich., Ranir molds toothbrushes, and also makes teeth whiteners, dental floss, and flossers.

May 14, 2019 News

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensils

by Canadian Plastics

Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.

May 6, 2019 News

Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

by Canadian Plastics

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

May 2, 2019 News

Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 million

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will expand Sealed Air’s automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.

April 29, 2019 News

Beverage and beauty product suppliers aim to change PET plastic recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Beverage makers Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have announced a major partnership with Carbios, a bio-industrial solutions company, and beauty leader L’Oréal aimed at advancing the circular economy.

April 23, 2019 News

Pregis invests $6 million for third blown film line in Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

This third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher line is in addition to the US$23 million outlay for two existing W&H lines at the Grand Rapids facility.

April 22, 2019 News

Tekni-Plex is buying three Amcor manufacturing facilities

by Canadian Plastics

The facilities – located in Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Ashland, Mass. – will provide a broad portfolio of sterilizable medical device packaging substrates including coated and uncoated Tyvek, heat-seal and cold-seal coated paper and films, medical grade laminates and die-cut lids and labels.

April 17, 2019 News

W. Amsler introduces first handled 64-ounce PET barrier growler for craft beer

by Canadian Plastics

Introduced at the recent Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America show, the amber PET container is manufactured by W. Amsler at its Bolton, Ont. facility for packaging solutions provider JMS International Packaging.

April 17, 2019 News

Pretium Packaging acquires injection molder Olcott Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase of Olcott is designed to bolster Pretium’s injection molding and personal care/beauty offerings.

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.