Canadian-owned CKF Inc., a sustainable packaging solutions provider, plans to build more capacity for its thermoformed moulded fibre packaging at its Langley, British Columbia plant. Its Earthcycle packaging is compostable, recyclable and renewable and it's directed at the fresh produce, grocery retail and foodservice sectors.
The production capacity expansion, slated to be operational by Q3 2022, will be in a newly constructed wing at CKF’s current pulp production facility in Langley, British Columbia.
“It has always been our goal to produce Earthcycle on both coasts of Canada, to take advantage of global shipping lanes and to further support the large U.S. west coast and South American markets,” says Ian Anderson, president of CKF. “We are listening to our customer base and watching market trends, so we know that the time is right for our expansion.”
The additional capacity on the west coast will in turn free up production currently in the company’s east coast facility in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. “We are well positioned to support the growth in demand for Earthcycle in European markets due to policies such as the U.K.’s plastic tax and France’s move to ban single-use plastics in the fruit and vegetable markets,” adds Anderson. The Earthcycle line of packaging, from its first launch in 2005, has focused on the fresh fruit and vegetable industries and has garnered a market reputation for quality, continuous innovation and design.
Source: CKF Inc October 26, 2021 news release