MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with the Quebec city of Pointe-Claire to organize special events for polystyrene collection, said Canplastics.
Residents of Pointe-Claire are invited to bring the post-cosumer polystyrene – which is marked with the number "6" inside a triangle – they have collected to the Public Works Yard in Pointe-Claire on September 5 and October 3.
"We are proud to be involved with this polystyrene recycling pilot project on the next two Ecocentre collection days," said Pointe-Claire mayor Morris Trudeau. "This initiative further proves our commitment to reduce the amount of trash we send to the landfill by adopting the best environmental protection and sustainable development practices. Our citizens have been outstanding environmental stewards for years, and we have led the way in Greater Montreal. Plastic #6 recycling is one example. We want to make this initiative permanent by next year."
The plastic N6 will be collected by Polyform, a Granby, Que.-based company that recycles millions of kilos of plastic each year, including the polystyrene containers and packaging found regularly in households.
The two recycling days in Pointe-Claire follow an earlier such event held on August 29-30 in the Quebec city of Beaconsfield. More than 500 pounds of polystyrene were collected by Polyform, CPIA said.
As MRC informed earlier, an additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in Canada in 2013 compared with 2012, a new report concludes. Complied by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. and released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the report attributes the increase to more material being collected for recycling as well as more companies providing recycling information.
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Plastics production equipment firm Davis-Standard LLC, Pawtucket, Connecticut, has acquired Gloucester, Massachusetts-based Gloucester Engineering, an equipment maker specializing in the production of blown plastic films, said Recyclingtoday.
In a news release Davis-Standard says the acquisition adds "experienced design and process engineering capabilities, a large installed base and greater aftermarket capabilities worldwide."
"We’re excited about combining the strengths and market reach of Davis-Standard and Gloucester," says Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard’s president and CEO. "Gloucester has always been a strong company, so bringing its technology and engineering expertise to our operation is significant for our combined customer base. It also supports our ongoing goal of continuing to provide equipment and service that improves process efficiency and profitability."
Says Carl Johnson, vice president of sales at Gloucester Engineering, "The alignment of our companies leverages our sizable base of installed equipment with the industry’s best resources for sales, engineering and service."
Ernie Plasse, Davis-Standard’s executive vice president, will lead Gloucester’s integration into Davis-Standard.
Davis-Standard designs, develops and distributes for than 10 product lines of plastic extrusion and converting machinery, including extrusion and compounding equipment designed for reprocessors and recyclers.
MOSCOW (MRC) -- In a bid to expand the reach of its American business, Canadian printing giant Transcontinental Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Ultra Flex Packaging Corp., a U.S.-based supplier of flexible packaging, for USD80 million, said Canplastics.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ultra Flex employs close to 300 workers and generated USD72 million in annual revenues and USD12 million in operating income in its last fiscal year.
In a statement, Transcontinental CEO Francois Olivier said the acquisition builds on last year’s acquisition of Capri Packaging in Clinton, Missouri, which does plastic packaging for food products such as cheese and fresh pasta.
Ultra Flex’s three co-owners will remain with the company to support its growth.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in the U.S. and is expected to close before the end of Transcontinental’s fiscal year.
Montreal-based Transcontinental is said to be Canada’s largest printer, with operations in print and digital media as well as flexible packaging and publishing, and more than USD2 billion of annual revenues.
Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. provides flexible packaging solutions. The company offers custom ploy bags, pouches, packets, and multi layer rollstock. It serves customers in coffee, bakery, snack foods, confectionary, dry mixes and powders, industrial, tobacco products, liquids and condiments, consumer goods, and textile markets worldwide. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. It has operations in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, El Salvador, Israel, India, and the United States.