CKF buys Vancore

10/10/2013 01:20:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Canadian food packaging specialist CKF Inc. has purchased a plastic packaging manufacturer.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Vancore Plastic Packaging Ltd. makes clamshells, trays and blister packs for the fresh produce and other industries, according to a news release from Hantsport, Nova Scotia-based CKF, which makes molded pulp and foam products.

CKF bought Vancore to keep up with trends in the use of more standardized plastic materials, Ian Anderson, CKF’s president, said in the release.

“We see the purchase of Vancore’s operations as another step in our move towards sustainability, as we can immediately offer our clients packaging made from PET and rPET, both of which are widely accepted recycled and recyclable materials,” Anderson said.

Vancore’s founders, Abbas Rehmanji and Cheryl Marshall, will continue in leadership roles at CKF.

“We are thrilled to have Abbas and Cheryl as part of our team, as they add a level of skill and knowledge in design, development and manufacturing of PET and rPET that will be greatly utilized within CKF,” Anderson said.

CKF’s acquisition of Vancore follows its September acquisition of Earthcycle Packaging, a molded pulp supplier.

“With Vancore and Earthcycle now in our group, we are perfectly positioned to offer our existing customers and new clients an array of material and product options to meet their growing demand for recyclable, renewable and compostable packaging solutions,” Anderson said.



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