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Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. » Read More

Sabic, ExxonMobil considering U.S. Gulf Coast investment

If developed, the two companies said, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units. » Read More

Metabolix exiting bioplastics business

Woburn, Mass.-based Metabolix said it will look to sell its biopolymers business assets. The move will eliminate 45 jobs at the biopolymers and corporate levels, which represents 50 per cent of the firm’s total workforce. » Read More

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1.5 billion to retool Michigan plant

The plant in Sterling Heights will cease production on the Chrysler 200 in December and retool for the Ram 1500 program. » Read More
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ROTATIONAL MOLDING: Big machines, small hassles

What’s it like working in a plastics processing sector where short-run production is the norm and foreign competition is almost nonexistent? Just ask a rotational molder. » Read More
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3D PRINTING: The multi-material future is here

Multi-material 3D printers have arrived. But so have challenges to wide-scale adaptation, beginning with the machines’ hefty price tags. » Read More

SPE Quebec TOPCON 2016

August 18 - August 19, 2016
Location: Quebec City, QC » Read More

CPIA Awards Dinner

September 14, 2016
Location: Vaughan, ON » Read More

Windsor Mold Expo

October 19, 2016
Location: Windsor, ON » Read More