December 1, 2014 News

Sipa acquires Automa PET bottle production activities

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based packaging equipment maker Sipa SpA has purchased all activities related to production of injection-stretch-blow molding (ISBM) equipment at Automa SpA, another Italian company that services the PET packaging sector.

November 25, 2014 News

Onex buying packaging maker SIG Combibloc for US$4.7 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian buyout firm Onex Corp. is acquiring SIG Combibloc Group AG, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of aseptic carton packaging and plastics closures, for approximately US$4.7 billion.

November 11, 2014 News

Global demand for protective packaging on rise: study

by Canadian Plastics

World demand for protective packaging is projected to increase 6.1 per cent annually to nearly $27 billion in 2018, according to a new study by market research firm the Freedonia Group.

November 1, 2014 News

Sonoco completes purchase of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based packaging supplier Sonoco has completed its acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), said to be Europe’s leading provider of composite cans, composite drums, and rigid plastic containers.

October 24, 2014 News

Ontario molder Plasticap bought by investment firm A.C. Simmonds

by Canadian Plastics

Business development firm A.C. Simmonds & Sons Inc. of King City, Ont., has acquired Richmond Hill, Ont.-based cap and closure maker Plasticap for an undisclosed sum.

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.

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

Berlin Packaging sold to Oak Hill Capital for US$1.43 billion

by Canadian Plastics

Private-equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has reached a deal to acquire rigid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging LLC from owner Investcorp for US$1.43 billion including debt.

July 22, 2014 News

Global market for plastic containers to hit 46 million tonnes by 2021: report

by Canadian Plastics

The global market for plastic containers is expected to rise to 46.2 million tonnes in 2021, according to a new study from German research company Ceresana.  

June 10, 2014 News

Nominations open for Packaging Hall of Fame

by 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.

May 18, 2014 News

DuPont Packaging Awards honor 16 winners from 11 countries

by 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…

March 24, 2014 News

Berry Plastics to acquire Rexam’s healthcare containers and closures business

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic consumer packaging maker Berry Plastics Group Inc. has agreed to buy the containers and closures division of Rexam plc’s healthcare operation for US$135 million in cash.

March 4, 2014 News

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

by 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.

February 27, 2014 News

Husky making global organizational changes; Michael Urquhart to retire

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems is making changes to its global organization, creating a new combined business unit dedicated to medical and specialty packaging; the company has also announced the retirement of long-time veteran Michael…

February 26, 2014 News

Amcor loses one, wins one

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of its unsuccessful bid to buy the North American assets of Constar International Holdings LLC., plastic bottle maker Amcor Ltd. has been cleared to buy Australia’s Detmold Flexibles Pty. Ltd. for $50 million.

January 29, 2014 News

Quebec’s Plastique Micron buys IMBC Blowmolding

by Canadian Plastics

Plastique Micron, a Sainte-Claire, Que.-based blow molding plastic container manufacturer, has purchased IMBC Blowmolding Inc., a plastics processor headquartered in Orangeville, Ont.

January 28, 2014 News

Silgan posts record income for 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Silgan Holdings Inc., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, reported a record income per share for 2013.

January 17, 2014 News

CCL Industries acquires majority interest in Chilean venture

by 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.

December 10, 2013 News

Lightweight packaging to boost U.S. consumption of plastics: report

by Canadian Plastics

Americans will be using 32,850 million more rigid plastic and flexible packs in 2017 than they were in 2012, making these the fastest-growing segments in the U.S. packaging industry.

November 22, 2013 News

Sealed Air selling medical packaging business for $125 million

by Canadian Plastics

Packaging provider Sealed Air Corporation has announced it has agreed to sell its rigid medical packaging business to private equity firm Mason Wells Buyout Fund III L.P., for US$125 million.