Canadian Plastics


November 22, 2017 News

Coveris realigns into four business units

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging supplier Coveris Holdings SA has realigned its operations into four business units: Americas, Rigid, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and UK Food & Consumer.

November 20, 2017 News

Berry Group buys film maker Clopay Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Ohio, Clopay Plastics manufactures specialty plastic films for hygienic, health care, and industrial products.

November 17, 2017 News

TricorBraun buys B.C.-based flexible packager Taipak

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is TricorBraun’s first move into the flexible packaging industry.

November 15, 2017 News

High-barrier pouch market to exceed $2.5 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

Key drivers of growth include a shift in manufacturer focus toward packaging as a promotional tool rather than just protective packaging has enhanced the high-barrier pouch market size, the report said, and innovations in packaging design to attract customers without compromising quality.

November 7, 2017 News

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase, for an undisclosed price, is part of Alpha’s European expansion.

November 1, 2017 News

Transcontinental Inc. acquires Quebec-based Les Industries Flexipak

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Montreal, Les Industries Flexipak is a converter specialized in flexographic printing, lamination as well as bag and pouch making, and has other value-added capabilities.

October 25, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex promotes Glenn Fish to chief operating officer

by Canadian Plastics

Previously, Fish was chief financial officer and executive vice president. During his three-year-tenure with the Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex, the company has achieved consistent year-on-year quarterly earnings growth and has completed six strategic acquisitions.

October 17, 2017 News

Tekni-Plex acquired by investment firm Genstar Capital

by Canadian Plastics

Wayne, Pa.-based Tekni-Plex has locations in Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Northern Ireland, and the U.S.

October 8, 2017 News

Toronto plastics packaging supplier, supervisor, fined for workplace accident

by Canadian Plastics

The worker suffered a permanent injury after being crushed between a forklift and a structural steel column at Regency Plastics in April 2106.

September 27, 2017 News

TricorBraun acquires Continental Packaging Associates

by Canadian Plastics

Pennsylvania-based glass and plastics packaging supplier Continental Packaging will now operate under the TricorBraun portfolio.

September 18, 2017 News

Private equity firm MSD Partners buys blow molder Ring Container

by Canadian Plastics

Blow molder Ring Container Technologies Corporation is being sold to MSD Partners LP, an investment business backed by Michael Dell, founder of Dell Inc. Ring Container, which reported annual sales of more than US$300 million, makes high density polyethylene and

September 15, 2017 Feature

Going the extra miles for Aoki

by Canadian Plastics

Jose Penaloza will rack up at least 20 trans-Pacific flights this year as part of his push to increase Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki’s presence in Canada. That’s a lot of hang time, but it’s beginning to pay off.

September 12, 2017 News

Intertape Polymer expands Pittsylvania County, Virginia facility

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is investing US$7 million to add manufacturing and distribution capacity at its facility in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. IPG, which has corporate headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota, Fla., develops, manufactures, and sells a variety

September 11, 2017 News

Sealed Air buys Singapore-based foam maker Fagerdala

by Canadian Plastics

Fagerdala, established in 1983 with headquarters in Singapore, has 14 manufacturing facilities, employs more than 1,300 people in China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States, and generated $80 million in sales in 2016.

September 10, 2017 News

Amcor considering potential takeover of rival Bemis: reports

by Canadian Plastics

Australia-based packaging giant Amcor Ltd. is considering a takeover of rival Bemis Co., news reports are saying. According to Reuters and Bloomberg news agencies, Amcor is working with advisers to explore a bid for Bemis, which has a market value

September 6, 2017 News

Flexible packager ProAmpac buys PolyFirst Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Wisconsin, PolyFirst produces printed/customized roll stock and various types of plastic pouches and bags.

September 5, 2017 News

Veritiv acquires rigid packager All American Containers

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition is designed to provide Veritiv with additional marketing, selling, and distribution channels into the North American rigid packaging market.

August 28, 2017 News

Quebec flexible packager Gelpac sold

by Canadian Plastics

The company has been purchased by two new co-owners: investment firm Namakor Holdings, which is headquartered in Montreal, and institutional investor Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

August 23, 2017 News

ProAmpac acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando

by Canadian Plastics

The business will become part of the ProAmpac brand and operate as a part of the Extrusion and Laminations Division.

August 23, 2017 News

Thierry Fabozzi named new president of PTI

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging design company Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI) has named Thierry Fabozzi as its new president. Effective immediately, Fabozzi will be responsible for global operations and will report to the company’s board of directors. In 2012, Fabozzi joined Holland, Ohio-based PTI