On May 26th, 1949, representative of the packaging industry met in Lansing, Ontario to discuss the formation of a Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) and elect a steering committee. The committee held its first meeting on October 18th of that same year.
Originally named Packaging Association of Canada, PAC was officially formed in 1950 and incorporated in 1951. It was created to support the Canadian packaging industry. In 2010, in order to serve members who expanded internationally, and to support our global programs, we rebranded as PAC Packaging Consortium. In 2021, as the world embraced virtual connections, we became PAC Global, serving the international packaging industry.
Below is a list of our founding member companies who are still with us today, 70+ years later.
Canadian Packaging Magazine, now Canadian Packaging
Somerville Limited, now Cascades Inc.
Consolidated Bottle Corporation
Canadian Boxes Limited, now Crown Packaging
Canadian Industries Limited, now Dow Inc.
National Adhesives Canada, now Henkel Corporation
Bonar & Bemis Limited, now Hood Packaging Corporation
Dominion Glass Co, now O-I
Nor Baker, now TC Transcontinental
Martin Paper Products, now Westrock
Kraft Foods Limited, now Kraft Heinz
PAC Next Founding Members
August 3rd, 2011
PIP360 Founding Members
August 23rd, 2019