ProMach buys flexible packaging technology provider CL&D Graphics
The deal expands ProMach’s flexible and rigid packaging systems portfolio.
Coca‑Cola unveils first 100 per cent plant-based plastic beverage bottle
A limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles have been produced.
ADM Toronto is this week
Running from Nov. 9 to 11 at the Toronto Congress Centre, the show features a packed conference agenda and a strong lineup of expert speakers.
ProAmpac buys two Irish flexible packaging suppliers
The Cincinnati-based firm has acquired Fispak Ltd. and Irish Flexible Packaging.
Tupperware designs reusable meal packaging for Tim Hortons
The pilot program using the Loop reusable packaging concept gets a trial run at select Tim Hortons locations in Burlington, Ont.
Polykar names Harinder Tamber as director of sales for flexible packaging
Tamber’s previous roles include positions with Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants, Canada Colors & Chemicals, and Macro Engineering & Technology.
Tide Rock Holdings acquires Colorado-based injection molder Altratek Plastics
The deal is Tide Rock’s third plastics processing acquisition this year.
Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate – new research
As traditional demands for oil are declining as the transport sector is increasingly electrified, the oil industry is seeing plastics as a key output that can make up for losses in other markets.
Husky making Advantage+EliteTM monitoring technology standard on all PET and closure systems
To reinforce this capability, Husky has opened a number of Advantage+EliteTM monitoring centres around the world.
New general manager for Nova Scotia-based GN Thermoforming Equipment
Industry veteran Deane Nash has been appointed to the role.
Packaging supplier Lacerta Group appoints Peter Lennox as new CEO
Ali Lotfi, who co-founded the Mansfield, Mass.-based company in 1993 and has been CEO since inception, will become its chief commercial officer and remain a Board member.
Novvia Group acquires packaging distributor Fox Valley Containers
Headquartered in Crystal Lake, Ill., Fox Valley is a distributor of cans, pails, drums, bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging products.
Decking extruder Trex to build new manufacturing plant in Arkansas
The five-year, $400-million investment will create 500 jobs.
Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET
The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.
Pregis begins production at new South Carolina blown film plant
The 168,000-square-foot facility features multiple newly-installed lines, and has a film laboratory to develop and test materials.
Davis-Standard names Gianzo Mastrangelo as aftermarket regional manager for Canada, Northeast U.S.
Mastrangelo has held multiple leadership roles at Brampton Engineering, General Motors of Canada, CFM, Fenwick Automotive, and Embassy Flavours.
C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging
The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.
Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan
The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.
Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability
Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.
Rotoplast is growing strong
Not even a global pandemic can stop this Quebec-based rotational molder’s carefully laid expansion plans.
Bunting acquires U.K.-based magnet supplier MagDev
The deal expands Bunting’s range of magnetic solutions, especially concerning soft magnet materials.
UFP Technologies buys Contech Medical
Providence, R.I.-based Contech is a manufacturer of class III medical device packaging primarily for catheters and guidewires.
U.S. plastics industry trade improves in 2021 after 2020 pandemic slump, report says
The Plastics Industry Association report said that Mexico and Canada remained the U.S. plastics industry’s largest export markets.
Self-destructing plastic wins design contest award
The technology involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes in the plastic that, once triggered, cause it to completely degrade in days.
Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada
Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.
Tekni-Plex buys Mexico-based Johnson Plastic Group to expand medical device footprint
Precision extruder Johnson Plastic Group provides medical device solutions for interventional and therapeutic procedures.
Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast
The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.
Niigon Machines files for bankruptcy
Originally called Athena Automation, the Vaughan, Ont.-based injection molding machine maker was founded by Robert Schad in 2008.
Entek opens new extrusion manufacturing, engineering plant in Nevada
The 98,000-square-foot building will be home to wear parts production, fabrication and assembly, and engineering.
SPE thermoforming division announces parts competition winners
Quebec molder Plastique Art won the ‘Vacuum Forming – Gold’ award for an enclosure assembly of eight thermoformed parts that house a high-end intensive care unit ventilator.
Axiom Group buys injection molding compounder to support development of EV components
Ontario-based Axiom says it’s currently working with various OEMs and vehicle platform developers in advanced compound integration.
Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes
The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.