The History of PAC

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.


Lansing, Ontario
May 26, 1949


Steering Committee
October 18, 1949


The Packaging Association of Canada was officially formed in 1950 with the following founding member companies and incorporated in 1951:

• Canadian Packaging Magazine
• Cascades Boxboard Inc.
• Consolidated Bottle Company
• Crown Packaging
• Dover Packaging
• Dupont Canada Inc.
• FPC Flexible Packaging Corporation
• Hood Packaging Corporation

• Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
• Kraft Canada Inc.
• Mondelez International
• Nacan Products Limited
• Exopack
• Pliant Corporation
• Shorewood Packaging Corporation of Canada
• Smurfit-MBI
• Winpak Ltd.