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Ube, JSR and Mitsubishi merge ABS resin businesses

After a slight delay, Japanese chemical makers Ube Industries, JSR Corp., and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. have integrated their ABS resin businesses in a move that was first announced in March 2017. The new company is called Techno-UMG.

Wittmann’s robot sales hit new record in 2017

Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Group maxed out its newly extended robotic manufacturing capabilities in 2017, shipping a total of 5,000 robots last year.

Fiat Chrysler moving heavy-duty truck production from Mexico to Michigan

The Italian-American automaker will invest US$1 billion in its Warren, Michigan truck assembly plant to make the Ram Heavy Duty Truck starting in 2020.

Coveris appoints Jakob Mosser as new CEO

In his 30-year career, Mosser has held a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, ranging from general manager to CEO, in both Europe and North America.
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Special Reports

Montreal start-up wants to fast-track your R&D

AxiPolymer Inc., a new product development firm that specializes in the polymer industry, is on a mission to help small and mid-sized plastics companies design and develop innovative products. » Read More
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Kal Polymers is growing strong after 25 years

As it hits the quarter-century mark, the Mississauga, Ont.-based compounder is heading off into new directions. » Read More

2018 North American International Auto Show

Jan. 20-28, 2018
Location: Detroit, Mich.
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The Packaging Conference

Feb. 5-7, 2018
Location: Orlando, Fla.
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Plastics Recycling 2018

Feb. 19-21, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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