TricorBraun acquires flexible packager Pacific Bagby Canadian Plastics
TricorBraun will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.
Flexible packager TC Transcontinental improves air quality with oxidizerby Canadian Plastics
A new regenerative thermal oxider installed by Ship & Shore Environmental reduces emissions at the company’s Richmond, B.C. plant by more than 90 per cent.
Intertape Polymer acquires polyolefin fabric maker Maiweaveby Canadian Plastics
The deal is designed to expand Montreal-based Intertape Polymer’s woven business by giving it increased access to the U.S. market and a new facility in India.
Contest winner’s idea to ban single-use plastics will become private member’s bill in Ottawaby Canadian Plastics
Ben Korving is the winner of the Create Your Canada contest, which allows people to submit ideas for new laws – and his idea was to reduce single-use plastics in food packaging.
Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021by Canadian Plastics
To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman to retireby Canadian Plastics
Alan Jope, currently the president of Unilever’s beauty and personal care division, has been appointed as successor.
TricorBraun names Declan McCarthy as new chief financial officerby Canadian Plastics
A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy will oversee all aspects of the global packaging supplier’s financial functions, and will be based out of the company’s office in St. Louis.
Davis-Standard buys thermoforming equipment maker TSLby Canadian Plastics
Yakima, Wash.-based Thermoforming Systems LLC makes equipment for the North American food packaging industry.
Leadership change at Polymer Logistics North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Fred Heptinstall, the company’s CEO, is stepping down effective December 31 of this year; Gideon Feiner will serve as CEO until a replacement is found.
Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITEby Canadian Plastics
The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.
CCL Industries makes three bolt-on acquisitionsby Canadian Plastics
The Toronto-based specialty label and packaging supplier is buying label converters and tape makers Unilogo, Hinsitsu Screen (Vietnam) Co. Ltd., and Olympic Holding B.V.
Intertape Polymer acquires outstanding Powerband interestby Canadian Plastics
Montreal’s Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is now the sole shareholder of India-based packaging tape maker Powerband Industries Private Ltd. by acquiring the outstanding 26 per cent interest in the company for US$9.9 million.
Krones acquires PET preform moldmaker MHT Holdingby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is intended to strengthen packaging provider Krones’ PET capabilities.
CCC buys two Canadian bottle moldersby Canadian Plastics
Atlanta, Ga.-based Consolidated Container Co. is expanding its footprint in Canada by acquiring Polybottle Group Ltd. and Humberline Packaging Inc. from Toronto’s ABC Group Inc.
Tekni-Plex acquires cleanroom film extruder, converter Beyers Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Puurs, Belgium, Beyers will now become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tekni-Films business unit.
Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022by Canadian Plastics
Under the new proposal, which will now go out for consultation, plastic packaging that contains at least 30 per cent recycled material will be exempt from the tax.
Sidel acquires creative Italian packaging design company PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
Founded in 1999 and based in San Vendemiano, Italy, PET Engineering has 40 employees and has won several packaging awards recently.
Sidel Group acquires Italian packaging supplier PET Engineeringby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to expand Sidel’s packaging portfolio in containers for water, soft drinks, liquid dairy products, and beer.
Rohrer buys retail packaging maker Transparent Containerby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Addison, Ill., Transparent Container designs and manufactures blister and club packaging, clamshells, and printed plastic and paperboard folding cartons.
Blow molded plastic bottle market will grow by four per cent annually to 2022: reportby Canadian Plastics
Growth will be led by the rising adoption of PET packaging, the report from market research firm Technavio says.