Canadian Plastics


April 9, 2019  

Roda Packaging acquires packaging supplier Industries Rada Ltd.

Laval, Que.-based Industries Rada is an injection molder and blow molder of custom packaging products.

April 8, 2019  

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

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  

New York passes ban on single-use plastic bags

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  

CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micron

Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.

March 25, 2019  

Swiss packaging supplier Corvaglia Group opens first N. American production plant

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  

Quebec’s IPL Plastics buys Belgian packaging supplier Loomans

Loomans will be integrated into IPL’s consumer packaging solutions business in Europe.

March 19, 2019  

Investment firm Sterling Group buys packaging products maker Polychem

Polychem Corp., a Mentor, Ohio-based maker of PET and

March 18, 2019  

Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag ban

The province has established a survey asking residents and others about their opinions on the possibility of banning single-use retail plastic bags.

March 18, 2019  

Amcor and Bemis report progress on merger transaction

Australia-based packaging company Amcor has made what it calls “further, important progress” towards the completion of its purchase of former rival Bemis Co. Inc.

March 15, 2019  

C-P Flexible Packaging buying packaging supplier Flexo Transparent LLC

Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Flexo Transparent provides rollstock, wicketed bags, pouches and stretch sleeves.

March 13, 2019  

Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018

The packaging supplier increased its revenue by more than 17% to US$1,053 million compared to 2017, and by more than 21.2% to US$287.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to Q4 2017.

March 12, 2019  

Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympus

Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.

March 8, 2019  

Berry buying packaging supplier RPC Group for $4.4 billion

Berry’s offer trumped a rival purchase offer made by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and will create one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.

February 19, 2019  

PTI, Haney partner to help brand owners with packaging requirements

The two packaging technology providers are teaming up to help brand owners launch
commercially-successful packages faster via turnkey assistance.

February 14, 2019  

European Commission gives approval for Amcor and Bemis merger

The approval is conditional on the divestment of Bemis’ medical packaging business in Europe to address the E.C.’s concerns over competition.

February 13, 2019  

Kenneth Leonard, former Packaging Association of Canada leader, passes away

Leonard held various positions at the Packaging Association of Canada, and most recently worked as business manager for the packaging division of SGS/Evolution Designworks.

February 8, 2019  

Toray Plastics (America) expands OPP film production

The launch of the new, high-speed metallization equipment is the next phase of Toray’s multi-year growth plan first announced in 2016.

February 6, 2019  

PPC Flexible Packaging buys HFM Packaging Ltd.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, HFM produces packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, pharma, food, and industrial applications.

January 30, 2019  

Tetra Pak appoints Adolfo Orive as new president, CEO

Effective April 1, Orive will replace outgoing president and CEO Dennis Jonsson.

January 24, 2019  

Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction plan

The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.