December 3, 2014 News

Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-company

by Canadian Plastics

Melbourne, Australia-based supplier of biohybrid and compostable resins Cardia Bioplastics is merging with Australian firm Stellar Films Group to form a sustainable packaging operation with annual sales of almost Cdn$30 million.

November 26, 2014 News

EU states agree to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

Representatives of European Union (EU) member states agreed on November 21 to a deal to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person, per year by 2025.

November 21, 2014 News

Ontario’s Extru-tech Solutions now reps Luigi Bandera in N. America

by Canadian Plastics

Brampton, Ont.-based Extru-tech Solutions Inc. has been named the exclusive Canadian and U.S. representative of extrusion machine manufacturer Luigi Bandera’s blown film lines and PET/PP, PVC pelletizing lines.  

November 12, 2014 News

Essentra acquires Clondalkin Group’s specialist packaging division

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to increase its footprint in North America and Europe, UK-based plastics packaging supplier Essentra has bought the specialist packaging division (SPD) of the private equity-owned Clondalkin Group, a Netherlands-based packaging firm.

November 6, 2014 News

Montreal considering plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The City of Montreal is considering banning retail stores from using plastic bags.

November 4, 2014 News

Hilex Poly announces name change and new brand structure

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based plastic bag making giant Hilex Poly has changed the name of its portfolio of branded product lines.

October 31, 2014 News

DSM building new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.

by Canadian Plastics

Resin supplier Royal DSM is building a new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.

October 15, 2014 News

Hayssen Flexible Systems buys Italy-based equipment maker Schib Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based packaging equipment maker Hayssen Flexible Systems has purchased Italy’s Schib Packaging S.r.l, a producer of horizontal flow-wrapping machines as well as automatic feeders and automated wrapping systems.

October 1, 2014 News

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.

September 29, 2014 News

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist VitaPac

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to boost its presence in Asia, specialty chemical maker Clariant is purchasing VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging.

September 8, 2014 News

Bemis sells pressure sensitive materials business for $170M

by Canadian Plastics

In a move designed to fund the growth of its flexible packaging segment, packaging supplier Bemis Co. Inc. is selling off its pressure sensitive materials business to private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC for US$170 million.

August 30, 2014 News

California legislature votes to ban disposable plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

California is on the verge of imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 27, 2014 News

Former Husky VP Urquhart joins NPE2015 sales team

by Canadian Plastics

Michael Urquhart, a former vice president with Husky Injection Molding Systems, has joined the sales team for the upcoming NPE2015 trade show.

August 25, 2014 News

Coveris acquires flexographic print specialist Learoyd Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its global footprint, packaging supplier Coveris Holdings has acquired Learoyd Packaging (Holdings) Ltd., said to be one of the UK’s leading flexographic print specialists.

August 8, 2014 News

Bemis appoints William Austen as president and CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Industry veteran William Austen has been appointed as the new president and CEO of flexible packager Bemis Co.  

August 6, 2014 News

Windmoeller & Hoelscher sells 100th Optimex to Montreal’s Polykar

by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based flexible packager Les Industries Polykar has snapped up the 100th Optimex blown film line manufactured by equipment supplier Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).

July 30, 2014 News

Washington, D.C. banning PS foam food and drink containers

by Canadian Plastics

Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray has signed a law that will ban food and drink containers made of plastic foam for carryout use in the District of Columbia.

July 21, 2014 News

DSM building new polyamide 6 plant in N. America

by Canadian Plastics

Resin manufacturer Royal DSM is investing in a new plant to make high viscosity Akulon polyamide 6 grades for film and other extrusion applications in North America.

July 14, 2014 News

Polykar Inc. announces $8 million investment

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec-based flexible packager Polykar Inc. is making a major expansion at its

July 10, 2014 Feature

A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

by Canadian Plastics

Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it….