Canadian Packaging


  • Fewer newspapers but more packaging in Ontario households

    November 14, 2018 by John Mullinder

    The generation of printed paper that ends up in Ontario homes has fallen.

  • PackPress Events

    Superlight Krones PET bottle only 9.9 grams

    February 24, 2014 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Lightweight bottles wins iF package design award.

  • No plastic excuses for Canada

    May 23, 2013 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Study shows majority of Canadians have access to recycling most consumer plastic packages.

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    Amcor's ROPP finish design extends cap use to premium markets

    January 28, 2013 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    New finish provides a smooth finish from glass to PET with two new bottle options.

  • News General

    $14M expansion for Brampton plastics plant

    August 23, 2011 by Erika Beauchesne

    Par-Pak expansion to create 25 jobs

  • Lightweight bottles take flight with airlines

    April 21, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    New lightweight bottles help airlines reduce fuel costs.

  • PackPress Sustainability

    PepsiCo develops innovative sustainable bottle

    March 16, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    New bottle from Pepsico is world’s first 100 percent plant-based and renewably-sourced PET.

  • PackPress Sustainability

    First biodegradable & recyclable water bottle

    March 3, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Ultra-premium bottled water company, redleaf Water, has, as of February 1, 2011, begun distribution of the industry’s first biodegradable and recyclable water bottle.

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    Quebec company’s plastic wine bottle taking off—literally

    February 10, 2011 by PIC staff

    PET container a first for North American airlines

  • News Events

    Get Smart!

    February 3, 2011 by Article supplied by interpack 2011

    The latest packages are not only stronger but also require less material and permit efficient handling – integrated time-temperature indicators and microchips constantly indicate the product’s state of quality. Active systems are even capable of improving the quality of the contents during storage. For product manufacturers, smart packaging therefore ought to be a big talking point.

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    Liquor retailers embracing PET bottles

    August 20, 2010 by Canadian Packaging staff

    You would have to look pretty closely at the shelves to notice, and maybe even touch them to be sure, but between one-quarter and one-third of all liquor sold in Canada today is packaged in plastic bottles, according to some

  • Sidel Innovates For Greener PET Bottles

    October 6, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Sidel Group, one of the world’s leaders in beverage packaging solutions: water, carbonated soft drinks, milk, sensitive beverages, oils, beer and alcoholic beverages. has released its SBO Universal 2 range, which accelerates industrial blow molder outputs by 10 per

  • NAPCOR Refutes Claim That PLA Can Be Recycled With PET

    July 27, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has refuted the premise that polylactic acid (PLA) containers derived from renewable resourcescan be successfully mixed into the existing stream of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers, citing concerns over cost of separation;

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    Husky Announces PET Awareness Plan

    June 25, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Husky Injection Molding Systems headquartered in Bolton, Ont. has recently announced initiatives that will raise awareness about the benefits of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) as a packaging material. To support this goal, Husky is participating in several projects dedicated to providing

  • French Vintner's PET Project Helps Lighten Load

    January 15, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Established winemakers loathe to break with tradition, but in a sustained effort to reduce its carbon footprint, French vintner Boisset Family Estates—located in the famed French wine heartland of Burgundy—has done just that: packaging this year’s popular Beaujolais Nouveau wines

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    Beaujolais Nouveau Now In PET Bottle

    December 16, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    For the first time in Ontario, a nouveau wine will be available in a lightweight, eco-friendly PET plastic bottle as eight nouveau wines go on sale at some 400 LCBO stores on November 20. The nouveau wines are being offered

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    Husky Goes Big in Japan With HQ Expansion

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Canadian plastic molding machinery manufacturer Husky Injection Molding Systems is significantly expanding its Japanese operations this fall with the building of a new, expanded customer technical center and headquarters in Minami Machida, about two kilometers away from its existing facility

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