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.
Pretium Packaging acquires Cox Containerby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Troy, Alabama, Cox specializes in extrusion blow molding of HDPE containers for food, beverage, dairy, and industrial applications.
Intertape Polymer buying protective packaging maker Polyairby Canadian Plastics
In its sixth acquisition in four years, Canadian packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group is buying protective packaging maker Polyair Inter Pack Inc., which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., for US$146 million.
Pregis completes acquisition of FP Internationalby Canadian Plastics
First announced last month, the deal includes five manufacturing facilities.
Consolidated Container buying Montreal-based Deltapac Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Deltapac Packaging manufactures plastic bottles for the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
Tekni-Plex buys healthcare, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses from Oracle Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Going forward, these product lines will become part of Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business.
Pregis acquiring protective packaging maker FP Internationalby Canadian Plastics
Fremont, Calif.-based FP International provides a wide range of protective packaging solutions, including its Mini Pak’R, Pro Pak’R, and Power Pak’R protective packaging products.
McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Irelandby Canadian Plastics
The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.
Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020by Canadian Plastics
In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.
Pretium to expand Illinois and Texas PET bottle plantsby Canadian Plastics
The Texas plant will be expanded by 52,000 square feet, while Pretium is also nearing completion of a 54,000-square-foot expansion for its Aurora, Illinois plant to provide additional manufacturing and warehousing space.
Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: studyby Canadian Plastics
The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.
Brampton Engineering bought by Davis-Standardby Canadian Plastics
Brampton, Ont.-based BE manufactures blown film technology including its multilayer AeroFrost air-blown and AquaFrost water-quenched film systems, its Vector air rings, and the SCD coextrusion die.