Canadian Packaging


  • Cascades Announces New Investments

    January 13, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cascades Inc. has announced a first investment of $5-million at its Norampac plant in Kingsey Falls, which aims to streamline this unit that manufactures linerboard made from 100 per cent recycled fibers. The current project consists of expanding the building

  • The Press To Impress

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Making brown boxes once used to be a fairly straightforward endeavor, but as the corrugated industry has evolved from a commodity supplier into a value-added products manufacturer over the last decade, the old notions of what once passed for adequate

  • Art And Science

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Drawing a pretty picture or composing a striking image requires a fair bit of artistic skill to do properly, but it also takes a whole lot of science to replicate them faithfully, flawlessly and repeatedly in their thousands on today’s

  • Feature Converting

    Highly Empressed

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    A transition from commercial printing to package converting is a common enough story in the Canadian package manufacturing industry, but not that many companies out there can boast the kind of success and satisfaction with such a move as folks

  • Green Thumbing

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Being ‘Green’ has many connotations, but ‘inexperienced’ is the last one that comes to mind when talking about Excel-Pac Inc., a well-seasoned flexible packaging converter with a special fondness for packaging sustainability as a core manufacturing competence. Based in the

  • Clearing The Static

    October 28, 2008 by Charlie Acquista

    Converters of non-conductive web surfaces, such as pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, need to be constantly vigilant in controlling static electricity. High levels of electrostatic charges can be dangerous, and even moderate levels can permanently destroy an adhesive system—causing fouling and

  • Toronto Brewer Steaming Ahead With New Packaging

    October 28, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    It’s still just one beer recipe being brewed at the historic John St. Roundhouse in downtown Toronto, but the entrepreneurial brains behind the privately-owned Steam Whistle Brewing have decided the time has come to expand the packaging choices for the

  • Bigger And Better

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni, Editor

    Running a tight ship is often fraught with having to make really tough decisions to stay the course, and in the stormy business climate of the North American containerboard, corrugated and paperboard markets, it really came as little surprise that

  • Tubular Belles

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    For North American consumers, packaging tubes offer a nice playful, squeezable alternative to the more mainstream packaging formats typically crowding the store-shelves of most leading retail outlets in this part of the world. But if the folks at Montebello Packaging

  • Healthy Habits

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Helping keep Canadians healthy on a year-round basis may sound like a tall order, but meeting this challenge daily carries considerable rewards, in terms of a healthy bottom line, for pharmaceutical manufacturers that truly understand the needs of the marketplace

  • Talking Tough

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    It is a long-enduring quirky legacy of Canadian manufacturing that the industry never gets its due respect and credit for the vast and critical contribution it makes to the country’s economic health and prosperity that it truly merits—until the sector

  • Something Green Up Their Sleeve

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    French sleeve labeling products group Sleever International is following up on last year’s launch of recycling-friendly Petsleeve shrinksleeves with the release of a new range of fully biodegradable and compostable packaging film manufactured with renewable resources. Made from poloylactic acid

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