Canadian Plastics


November 30, 2014 News

PolyOne buys specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials

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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. 

October 28, 2014 News

Pallet makers AK-West and Cabka partner for Canadian market

by 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.

August 27, 2014 News

Former Husky VP Urquhart joins NPE2015 sales team

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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

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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 11, 2014 News

Husky kicks off technical world tour

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Plastics processing equipment maker Husky Injection Molding Systems has kicked off its latest world tour with an event in Mexico.

August 8, 2014 News

Bemis appoints William Austen as president and CEO

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

July 8, 2014 News

Packaging solutions supplier PC&D bought by management team, private equity firm

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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.

June 10, 2014 News

Nominations open for Packaging Hall of Fame

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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.

May 18, 2014 News

DuPont Packaging Awards honor 16 winners from 11 countries

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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…

March 4, 2014 News

Plastic packaging enables significant energy, greenhouse savings in Canada, U.S.: study

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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.

February 19, 2014 News

Milacron buys co-injection technology supplier Kortec

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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…

January 17, 2014 News

CCL Industries acquires majority interest in Chilean venture

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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.

November 26, 2013 News

CCL Industries shuttering Ont. manufacturing plant

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Toronto-based specialty packaging and labels firm CCL Industries has announced plans to close its aerosol manufacturing plant north of Toronto, affecting 170 employees.

October 30, 2013 News

New report outlines “dramatic” growth in U.S. stand-up pouch market

by 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…

October 28, 2013 News

Ontario-based packager CCL Industries to acquire Advance Packaging Films

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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…

September 18, 2013 News

Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labeling

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A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.

August 21, 2013 News

Alpha Poly Packaging invests, expands

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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…

July 31, 2013 News

Union crying foul over U.S. firm’s plans to close Ont. plastic packaging plant

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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.

July 19, 2013 News

Pretium Packaging shuts down Quebec preform operations to focus on plastic bottles

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U.S.-based Pretium Packaging LLC has announced plans to close its Pointe Claire, Que. preform plant by the end of December 2013.

June 22, 2013 News

Bosch buys PET bottle equipment maker

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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.