Canadian Packaging

CKF acquires Earthcycle Packaging

Canadian food packaging company purchases Earthcycle’s operating assets and brand and expands its sustainability portfolio and positions the company for further growth.


September 11, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff

HANTSPORT, NS—Canadian food packaging company, CKF Inc. has acquired Vancouver-based Earthcycle Packaging Ltd., expanding its sustainable packaging while providing opportunities to access new markets with an expanded portfolio of sustainable packaging products.

The Earthcycle brand will be maintained providing continued service to the agriculture and produce industries.

Shannon Boase, who founded Earthcycle in 2005, has been appointed as director of new market development, and will continue to oversee the brand vision of Earthcycle within CKF.

“The acquisition perfectly fits CKF Inc.’s vision and plan for growth,” says CKF president Ian Anderson. “We’re looking forward to providing a new line of products to our current customers as well as servicing new customers and markets. The addition of the Earthcycle brand and the skills and expertise of Shannon Boase enhances CKF’s foundation for growth in the ever expanding sustainable packaging market.”

Earthcycle has been awarded and recognized among peers for its development of innovative packaging made from palm fiber, a renewable resource formerly considered an agricultural waste. The food packaging products are certified compostable, recyclable and renewable.

“It has always been our intention to align with a much larger player in the packaging industry, to leverage their scale and expertise in distribution and sales,” says Boase. “The acquisition furthers our vision of providing innovative packaging products and materials that are renewable, recyclable, and compostable. CKF Inc. is a natural partner for Earthcycle due to its locations, material expertise, and strategic growth goals.”

CKF Inc., headquartered in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, is a diversified Canadian-owned manufacturer that proudly offers a wide range of moulded pulp and foam products to meet the specific demands of retail consumers, food service operators and the packaging industry. Established in 1933, it currently operates three plants—Hantsport, Toronto and Langley, BC—employing over 600 people and owns the Royal Chinet brand.

More information can be found at www.ckfinc.com.

For more information on Earthcycle, visit www.earthcycle.com.