Canadian Packaging


  • News Automation

    In it for the long run

    December 22, 2010 by George Guidoni, Editor Canadian Packaging

    While most Toronto residents are by now quite familiar with Rob Ford as the city’s newly-elected mayor, and his brother Doug Ford as one of its 44 councillors, in broader packaging industry circles the siblings, along with their older brother Randy Ford, also enjoy a fairly high profile as senior executives of Deco Labels & Tags—a thriving, family-owned manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels whose well-executed growth strategy and firm commitment to quality manufacturing in recent years have enabled it to grow into one of leading players in North America’s estimated $15-billion label market.

  • Feature Automation

    Family ties

    December 21, 2010 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    There aren’t many people involved in the bottling industry that can boast of a 100-year heritage, combined with being a major player on two continents, but that is exactly what customers get when they deal with Salbro Bottle Inc., a Woodbridge, Ont.-based manufacturer and distributor of two-stage PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, or as Salbro prefers to call them, packaging solutions.

  • News General

    Berlin takes over Continental

    December 17, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures headquartered in Chicago, recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Continental Packaging Solutions in a transaction designed to expand the resources available to customers for fast and expert service and cost-effective rigid packaging.

  • Food Giant Target's Big Eco-Footprint Cuts

    June 30, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Leading North American foodmaker ConAgra Foods, Inc. says it will reduce its food packaging by 10 per cent per pound of food processed by 2015 as part of the company’s sweeping, five-pronged sustainability initiative targeting significant environmental improvements in the

  • News General

    US Report Predicts Microwave Packaging Market To Reach $2.5 Billion By 2015

    June 16, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Despite a decrease in the rate of growth over the past five years, Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) notes in a report that the US microwave packaging market will reach US$2.5-billion by 2015. The Microwave Packaging: A US Market Report,

  • News General

    U.S. Packaging Company Files For Bankruptcy Protection

    January 26, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Specialty Packaging Holdings, Inc. (SPH) of Lewisburg, TN, together with its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Specialty Packaging Group, Inc., Cosmetics Specialties, Inc., Cosmolab, Inc., Cosmetics Specialties East, LLC, and Cosmolab New York, Inc. has announced the filing of

  • News General

    PCMC Acquires F.L. Smithe Machine Co.

    September 18, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) of Green Bay, Wisconsin and a division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of F.L. Smithe Machine Co., Inc. of Duncansville, Penn., which specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance printing and

  • News General

    ALTANA Acquires Water Ink Technologies

    July 21, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The specialty chemicals ALTANA AG – headquartered in Wesel, Germany – has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of the Lincolnton, North Carolina-based company Water Ink Technologies, Inc., a company that produces primarily water-based and UV inks, coatings

  • News General

    Bemis To Purchase Alcan’s Food Americas

    July 14, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Bemis Company, Inc., North America’s largest film and sheet manufacturer has agreed to acquire the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging, a business unit of international mining group Rio Tinto plc for US$1.2 billion. With the purchase, Bemis will obtain

  • News General

    Pro Mach Acquires IPak Machinery

    June 30, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Pro Mach, Inc., of Cincinnati, OH recently announced that its Wexxar Packaging division has acquired IPak Machinery Ltd., a leading designer and manufacturer of corrugated tray forming solutions based in Vancouver, B.C. Wexxar adds a durable line of fully automatic

  • News General

    Premier Tech Acquires Graphic Packaging Bagging Equip. Div.

    May 25, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Rivière-du-Loup, Que.-based Premier Tech—an internationally renowned group of companies that offers complete and integrated systems for packaging, handling, processing and recycling—has announced the acquisition of all assets of the equipment division of Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a Salt Lake

  • News General

    Cenveo To Acquire Nashua Corporation

    May 21, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Early this month, Cenveo, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire all the common shares of Nashua Corporation in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $44.4 million including the assumption of Nashua debt. The

  • PackPress General

    Turkey Stand-up Pouch A Winning Standout

    November 28, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    While Canadians and their American neighbors to the south may celebrate their Thanksgiving holidays during different months of the fall season, there is little to choose from between their long-enduring affection for a perfect turkey dinner to celebrate the occasion

  • News General

    Glassmaker Closes Plant

    October 28, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    About 300 employees at the Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) plant in Lavington, B.C., will lose their jobs at the end of the month as the world’s largest glass container manufacturer continues the “ongoing review of its global manufacturing footprint” that has

  • News General

    Students Show Off Design Creativity

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    For wine and spirits distributor Maxxium Canada, going back to school turned out to be a great learning experience in the company’s ongoing quest to increase the market profile of its Sourz liquor, marketed as a “zingy liquor brand known

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