April 9, 2013 News

Auto, aero sectors will fuel $8.4 billion 3D printing boom: report

by Canadian Plastics

Three-dimensional printing will grow into an $8.4 billion market in 2025, up from $777 million in 2012 with industrial uses generating the majority of that value, according to a new study from Lux Research in Boston.

March 19, 2013 News

Ont. packaging show to spotlight innovations

by Canadian Plastics

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) presents a half-day event providing a networking opportunity and the chance to see what’s being described as some of the best local packaging innovations at the…

February 27, 2013 News

Intertape investing $26 million in new South Carolina plant

by Canadian Plastics

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C. manufacturing operations within the same region.

February 25, 2013 News

Dart announces US$47 million plant expansion

by Canadian Plastics

Thermoformer Dart Container Corporation has announced plans to invest US$47 million in a major expansion of the company’s central manufacturing operations in Mason, Mich.

February 4, 2013 News

Deep recess handle puts the pinch grip in a death grip

by Canadian Plastics

There’s nothing wrong with rapid innovation – the sudden leap from black and white to color TV 50-odd years ago comes to mind – but most products improve gradually. It’s not particularly sexy but it definitely works.

January 30, 2013 News

CCL Industries buys Avery Dennison label converting business for $500 million

by Canadian Plastics

CCL Industries Inc., a Toronto-based specialty packaging manufacturer, is acquiring the office and consumer products and designed and engineered solutions businesses of Avery Dennison for $500 million in cash.

November 14, 2012 News

Plasmatreat opens new Ontario sales and technical centre

by Canadian Plastics

Plasmatreat North America, a provider of surface treating technology for the plastics industry, has opened a new office in Ancaster, Ont.

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by Canadian Plastics

This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…

November 1, 2012 Feature

In-Mold Assembly: All Together Now

by Mark Stephen, editor

If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…

September 1, 2012 Feature

Farnell Packaging Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Integrated converter Farnell Packaging Ltd. isn’t just located in Dartmouth, N.S. — it developed almost literally alongside the city. Dartmouth was incorporated as a city in 1961, the same year in which the company was created by…

September 1, 2012 Feature

Copol International Ltd.

by Canadian Plastics

Most of us probably know Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island for a few specific things: the Cabot Trail, the coal industry, and maybe the Rankin Family. 

September 1, 2012 Feature

LIGHTEN UP!

by Mark Stephen, editor

The war against overweight is being waged on many fronts — low-fat foods, sugar-free drinks, and gruelling P90X-style workout regimes. But what about an overweight blow molded bottle? 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Better

by Mark Stephen, editor

At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation. 

February 27, 2012 News

Flexible Packaging Association announces annual award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the winning entries of its 2012 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.

December 15, 2011 News

Aseptic packaging a boom industry by 2015: report

by Canadian Plastics

In what could be a boon for plastics packagers, demand for aseptic packaging is projected to expand 8.0 per cent per year to US$5.1 billion in 2015, with units reaching 52.4 billion, according to a new report by market research firm the…

October 9, 2011 News

Canadian firm Celplast Packaging wins distributor of the year award

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto area flexible packaging machinery and consumables supplier Celplast Packaging Systems Ltd. has been named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by U.S. shrink film manufacturer Clysar.

August 17, 2011 News

Spartech combines technologies at new Missouri facility

by Canadian Plastics

Spartech Corporation, a U.S. supplier of polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products, has opened a new 90,000-square-foot technology centre.

July 18, 2011 News

PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.

June 27, 2011 News

CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Ex

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.

January 21, 2011 News

Report identifies major growth trends in bioplastic packaging to 2020

by Canadian Plastics

Global bioplastic packaging demand is forecast to reach 884,000 tons by 2020, and the emergence of new materials and major suppliers are set to transform the industry, according to a new report from Pira International.