Sipa acquires Automa PET bottle production activitiesby 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.
Onex buying packaging maker SIG Combibloc for US$4.7 billionby 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.
Global demand for protective packaging on rise: studyby 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.
Sonoco completes purchase of Weidenhammer Packaging Groupby 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.
Ontario molder Plasticap bought by investment firm A.C. Simmondsby 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.
Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist VitaPacby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to boost its presence in Asia, specialty chemical maker Clariant is purchasing VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging.
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.
Berlin Packaging sold to Oak Hill Capital for US$1.43 billionby 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.
Global market for plastic containers to hit 46 million tonnes by 2021: reportby 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.
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…
Berry Plastics to acquire Rexam’s healthcare containers and closures businessby 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.
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.
Husky making global organizational changes; Michael Urquhart to retireby 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…
Amcor loses one, wins oneby 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.
Quebec’s Plastique Micron buys IMBC Blowmoldingby 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.
Silgan posts record income for 2013by 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.
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.
Lightweight packaging to boost U.S. consumption of plastics: reportby 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.
Sealed Air selling medical packaging business for $125 millionby 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.