October 17, 2018 News

Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineering

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.

October 2, 2018 News

Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Container

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.

October 2, 2018 News

Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: report

by Canadian Plastics

Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.

September 24, 2018 News

Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plastics

by 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.

September 23, 2018 News

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

by Canadian Plastics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

September 6, 2018 News

Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glue

by 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.

September 4, 2018 News

Treofan Americas renamed Innovia Films

by Canadian Plastics

The rebranding of the flexible films manufacturer comes on the heels of Treofan being acquired by Toronto-based CCL Industries.

August 27, 2018 News

Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025

by 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

August 22, 2018 News

GN Thermoforming winning new orders for its new GN800 unit

by 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.

August 20, 2018 Feature

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

by 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.

August 20, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys flexible packaging supplier ABX

by 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.

August 15, 2018 News

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

by 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.

August 15, 2018 News

Chile bans businesses from using plastic bags

by 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.

August 13, 2018 News

Global plastic injection molding market to reach $233 billion by 2023: report

by 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.

August 12, 2018 News

France to penalize use of non-recycled plastic

by 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.

August 9, 2018 News

Graham Partners buys thermoform packaging supplier Nuconic Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

This is Graham Partners’ third purchase of a thermoformed packager within the past year.

August 6, 2018 News

Amcor buying competitor Bemis for $5.25 billion

by 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.

August 2, 2018 News

Toronto-based packaging supplier Ingenious Packaging bought by U.S. firm

by Canadian Plastics

Franklin, Tenn.-based Resource Label Group has purchased Ingenious Packaging for an undisclosed price.

July 31, 2018 News

Machinery maker Kiefel regroups its packaging activities

by 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.

July 30, 2018 News

AptarGroup buying packaging maker CSP Technologies for $555 million

by 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.