Canadian Plastics

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News
November 8, 2021  

ProMach buys flexible packaging technology provider CL&D Graphics

The deal expands ProMach’s flexible and rigid packaging systems portfolio.

Feature
November 8, 2021  

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.

News
November 8, 2021  

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.

News
November 5, 2021  

ProAmpac buys two Irish flexible packaging suppliers

The Cincinnati-based firm has acquired Fispak Ltd. and Irish Flexible Packaging.

News
November 3, 2021  

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.

News
November 3, 2021  

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.

News
November 3, 2021  

Tide Rock Holdings acquires Colorado-based injection molder Altratek Plastics

The deal is Tide Rock’s third plastics processing acquisition this year.

Feature
November 2, 2021  

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.

News
November 2, 2021  

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.

News
November 1, 2021  

New general manager for Nova Scotia-based GN Thermoforming Equipment

Industry veteran Deane Nash has been appointed to the role.

News
November 1, 2021  

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.

News
October 27, 2021  

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.

News
October 26, 2021  

Decking extruder Trex to build new manufacturing plant in Arkansas

The five-year, $400-million investment will create 500 jobs.

News
October 26, 2021  

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.

News
October 25, 2021  

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.

News
October 22, 2021  

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.

News
October 22, 2021  

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires Preferred Packaging

The deal expands C-P’s offerings in the meal solutions markets.

News
October 21, 2021  

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.

News
October 20, 2021  

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.

Feature
October 19, 2021  

Rotoplast is growing strong

Not even a global pandemic can stop this Quebec-based rotational molder’s carefully laid expansion plans.

News
October 18, 2021  

Bunting acquires U.K.-based magnet supplier MagDev

The deal expands Bunting’s range of magnetic solutions, especially concerning soft magnet materials.

News
October 14, 2021  

UFP Technologies buys Contech Medical

Providence, R.I.-based Contech is a manufacturer of class III medical device packaging primarily for catheters and guidewires.

News
October 13, 2021  

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.

Feature
October 12, 2021  

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.

News
October 11, 2021  

Epsilyte acquires EPS maker StyroChem Canada

Texas-based Epsilyte says the deal creates one of the largest producers of EPS in North America.

News
October 10, 2021  

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.

News
October 6, 2021  

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.

News
October 6, 2021  

Niigon Machines files for bankruptcy

Originally called Athena Automation, the Vaughan, Ont.-based injection molding machine maker was founded by Robert Schad in 2008.

News
October 5, 2021  

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.

Feature
October 4, 2021  

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.

News
October 4, 2021  

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.

News
September 29, 2021  

Tekni-Plex buys food and beverage packaging supplier Keyes

The deal adds to Tekni-Plex’s tray and flat portfolio.