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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Montreal is considering banning retail stores from using plastic bags.
U.S.-based plastic bag making giant Hilex Poly has changed the name of its portfolio of branded product lines.
Resin supplier Royal DSM is building a new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.
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.
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
In a bid to boost its presence in Asia, specialty chemical maker Clariant is purchasing VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging.
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.
California is on the verge of imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Michael Urquhart, a former vice president with Husky Injection Molding Systems, has joined the sales team for the upcoming NPE2015 trade show.
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.
Industry veteran William Austen has been appointed as the new president and CEO of flexible packager Bemis Co.
Montreal-based flexible packager Les Industries Polykar has snapped up the 100th Optimex blown film line manufactured by equipment supplier Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H).
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.
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.
Quebec-based flexible packager Polykar Inc. is making a major expansion at its
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….