Transcontinental buys Chicago-based packaging firm Multifilmby Canadian Plastics
Montreal-based Transcontinental purchased Multifilm Packaging Corp., which specializes in wrapping for candy, chocolate and other snack foods, for an undisclosed price.
PAC announces 2018 Global Leadership Awards winnersby Canadian Plastics
Future Brand and Proctor & Gamble take Best of Show awards.
Nova aims to solve the meal kits packaging challengeby Canadian Plastics
New products and film structure designs from Nova Chemicals Corp. are designed to help keep food fresh in transit.
Pregis acquires engineered foam manufacturer Rex Performance Productsby 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.
Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The doughnut and beverage restaurant chain will phase new double-walled paper cups into U.S. restaurants beginning in spring 2018.
Fanta reborn in new spiral PET bottleby Canadian Plastics
Seven decades after the Coca-Cola Co. introduced its popular Fanta product, the bottle style was starting to look tired. Which is why Coca-Cola partnered with Sidel, a division of packaging supplier Sidel Group, to rejuvenate the Fanta brand in a new “spiral” PET bottle redesign.
Aoki holds NPE2018 machine previewby Canadian Plastics
Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. kicked off its NPE2018 season earlier than most exhibiting companies by holding an exhibition machine preview at its manufacturing headquarters in Ueda, Japan on Jan. 30-31.
Amcor unveils first commercial container utilizing LiquiForm technologyby Canadian Plastics
The PET bottle for Nature’s Promise hand soap is produced on proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by LiquiForm.
Packaging equipment maker ProMach bought by private equity firmby Canadian Plastics
Covington, Kentucky-based ProMach operates facilities in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, and offers services in filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line.
Pregis invests $1 million in blown film testing labby Canadian Plastics
Located at Pregis’ blown film manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the lab will allow Pregis to better assist converters in delivering performance-oriented materials.
Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030by Canadian Plastics
The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.
Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025by Canadian Plastics
In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.
Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.
ProAmpac buys Bonita Pioneer Packaging Productsby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bonita specializes in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons.
Graham Engineering installs a first in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The Graham Mega 26 dual-parison system produces 46,800 bottles per hour to meet the demands of a leading Chinese packaging supplier.
TricorBraun buys healthcare packager Package All Corp.by Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Bayport, N.Y., Package All has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun but will continue to be led by its current executive team. Package All currently operates seven locations.
Montreal’s ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effectby Canadian Plastics
The ban covers the distribution of lightweight plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns as well as biodegradable bags, which contain an additive that causes them to decompose in heat and light.
Winpak to expand BOPA film capacityby Canadian Plastics
Winnipeg, Man.-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier Winpak Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary American Biaxis Inc. has started to work on an expansion to add annual production capacity of 11,000 to 14,000 metric tonnes of biaxially oriented polyamide (BOPA)…
Schütz to buy Mexican packaging supplier Envases y Laminadosby Canadian Plastics
Germany-based packaging supplier Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement to acquire Mexican rigid industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados (ELSA) for an undisclosed sum. Under licence agreements, ELSA and Schütz have worked together in Mexico for 20…
Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018by Canadian Plastics
Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.