May 21, 2018 News

Crawford Packaging buys Celplast Packaging Systems and BVM USA

by Canadian Plastics

The double acquisition will help London, Ont.-based Crawford expand its range of “Shrink It Right” packaging products for the North American market.

May 16, 2018 News

Novolex buying consumer goods supplier Waddington Group for $2.3 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition will produce a unit with more than US$1 billion in U.S. sales of single-use foodservice items such as takeout containers, cups, and bags.

May 8, 2018 News

Klöckner Pentaplast named Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer for 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division of Germany-based Klöckner Pentaplast has been named as the Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer by the Global Health and Pharma network at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2018.

May 4, 2018 News

ProAmpac buys flexible packaging supplier Gateway Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Gateway is one of the largest pet food packaging manufacturers in North America offering a wide array of products, including multi-wall bags, stand-up pouches, small- and large-format quad-seal bags, box pouches, roll stock, treat bags, and hybrid bags.

May 2, 2018 News

Tekni-Plex acquires tray makers Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisitions will expand Tekni-Plex’s food processor tray portfolio and manufacturing capability.

May 2, 2018 News

ORBIS buys dunnage maker Hinkle Manufacturing

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition comes less than a month after ORBIS purchased dunnage maker Response Packaging.

April 24, 2018 News

W. Amsler to supply PET beer containers to NPE’s Bottle Zone Beer Garden

by Canadian Plastics

The Richmond Hill, Ont.-based company, which supplies all-electric linear PET stretch blow molders, oversaw all design, technical, and manufacturing work for production of the beer bottles.

April 17, 2018 News

CCC buys large bottle maker PolyCycle Solutions

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its presence in the large water bottle market, rigid plastic packaging supplier Consolidated Container Co. has acquired PolyCycle Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

April 10, 2018 Feature

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

by Canadian Plastics

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America.

April 10, 2018 News

ProAmpac acquires pouch maker Pactech Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

ProAmpac said that Pactech’s products complement its existing flexible packaging offerings, which primarily serve the medical, industrial and consumer packaged goods markets.                     

April 7, 2018 News

ORBIS Corporation acquires Response Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Piedmont, S.C., Response Packaging is a manufacturer and supplier of reusable custom dunnage and fabricated rack solutions.

April 4, 2018 Feature

HDPE bottle made from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastics surfaces

by Canadian Plastics

Sporting a silver metallic, pearlescent-effect finish, the world’s first HDPE bottle molded from 100 per cent ocean-bound plastic has just hit the market.

April 2, 2018 News

Transcontinental to buy plastics packager Coveris for $1.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is the latest step in Montreal-based Transcontinental’s expansion into the plastics packaging business.

March 23, 2018 News

Sonoco to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Plant City, Florida, Highland Packaging produces a range of thermoformed plastic packaging used for dairy products and fresh produce.

March 20, 2018 News

TC Transcontinental Packaging takes the Gold for sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

The Flexible packaging supplier has won the Gold award for Sustainability with its compostable peanut bag at the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

March 14, 2018 News

CCL Industries buying Treofan Americas film operations for $255 million

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based CCL said its purchase includes a plant that produces biaxially oriented polypropylene film in Zacapu, Mexico, and a sales office and distribution centre in North Carolina, along with other offices.

March 14, 2018 News

Transcontinental buys Chicago-based packaging firm Multifilm

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based Transcontinental purchased Multifilm Packaging Corp., which specializes in wrapping for candy, chocolate and other snack foods, for an undisclosed price.

March 4, 2018 News

PAC announces 2018 Global Leadership Awards winners

by Canadian Plastics

Future Brand and Proctor & Gamble take Best of Show awards.

February 28, 2018 News

Nova aims to solve the meal kits packaging challenge

by Canadian Plastics

New products and film structure designs from Nova Chemicals Corp. are designed to help keep food fresh in transit.

February 27, 2018 News

Pregis acquires engineered foam manufacturer Rex Performance Products

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition adds another 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space to Pregis’ capabilities, as well as 150,000 square feet of warehouse space to the Pregis network.