PolyOne buys specialty assets from Accella Performance Materialsby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to broaden its market reach, specialty material supplier PolyOne Corporation has acquired some of the specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a Maryland Heights, Mo.-based manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations.
Pallet makers AK-West and Cabka partner for Canadian marketby Canadian Plastics
Canadian plastic pallet maker AK-West has partnered with global supplier Cabka North America Inc. to offer a more extensive range of pallets to the Canadian marketplace.
Former Husky VP Urquhart joins NPE2015 sales teamby Canadian Plastics
Michael Urquhart, a former vice president with Husky Injection Molding Systems, has joined the sales team for the upcoming NPE2015 trade show.
Coveris acquires flexographic print specialist Learoyd Packagingby 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.
Husky kicks off technical world tourby Canadian Plastics
Plastics processing equipment maker Husky Injection Molding Systems has kicked off its latest world tour with an event in Mexico.
Bemis appoints William Austen as president and CEOby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran William Austen has been appointed as the new president and CEO of flexible packager Bemis Co.
Packaging solutions supplier PC&D bought by management team, private equity firmby Canadian Plastics
Packaging Concepts + Design LLC (PC&D), a U.S.-based provider of packaging solutions for global Tier 1 automotive suppliers and OEMs, has been purchased by its management team and private equity firm O2 Investment Partners LLC.
Nominations open for Packaging Hall of Fameby Canadian Plastics
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
DuPont Packaging Awards honor 16 winners from 11 countriesby Canadian Plastics
DuPont has recognized a fresh crop of award recipients for packaging innovation, in the latest edition of the industry’s longest-running, global, independently judged competition highlighting innovative packaging solutions and collaboration…
Plastic packaging enables significant energy, greenhouse savings in Canada, U.S.: studyby Canadian Plastics
A new study has determined that six major categories of plastic packaging help to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging alternatives made with other materials.
Milacron buys co-injection technology supplier Kortecby Canadian Plastics
In a move to become a provider of fully integrated, turnkey co-injection barrier solutions, plastics processing equipment maker Milacron LLC has purchased Kortec Inc., a Rowley, Mass.-based supplier of turnkey co-injection systems to the…
CCL Industries acquires majority interest in Chilean ventureby Canadian Plastics
Specialty packager CCL Industries Inc. has acquired an additional 12.5 per cent interest in its Chilean wine label venture Acrus-CCL for US$1.2 million and now owns 62.5 per cent of the equity.
CCL Industries shuttering Ont. manufacturing plantby Canadian Plastics
Toronto-based specialty packaging and labels firm CCL Industries has announced plans to close its aerosol manufacturing plant north of Toronto, affecting 170 employees.
New report outlines “dramatic” growth in U.S. stand-up pouch marketby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. stand-up pouch market has seen dramatic growth over the past five years, increasing by 50 per cent in unit volume terms to approaching 17 billion units in 2013 – and will continue to grow by around seven per cent per annum to…
Ontario-based packager CCL Industries to acquire Advance Packaging Filmsby Canadian Plastics
Toronto-based specialty label and packaging maker CCL Industries is getting into the in-house extrusion business with an agreement to acquire the assets of Advanced Packaging Films GmbH, of Schkopau, Germany, for approximately $9 million in…
Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labelingby Canadian Plastics
A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.
Alpha Poly Packaging invests, expandsby Canadian Plastics
There’s probably never a bad time to expand, but there are certain times when it feels just a little more exciting. Expanding after having survived the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression definitely qualifies — kind…
Union crying foul over U.S. firm’s plans to close Ont. plastic packaging plantby Canadian Plastics
The union representing workers at a soon-to-close packaging plant near Toronto is accusing the U.S. company of a lack of compassion for employees.
Pretium Packaging shuts down Quebec preform operations to focus on plastic bottlesby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based Pretium Packaging LLC has announced plans to close its Pointe Claire, Que. preform plant by the end of December 2013.
Bosch buys PET bottle equipment makerby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to enter the PET blow molding market, Germany-based packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology plans to acquire the assets of Tecsor Machines et Systèmes SAS, based in Meyreuil near Marseille, France.