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North American plastics trade associations call for clarity on NAFTA

The call for more certainty over NAFTA was issued by The U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Mexico’s the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico A.C. at the conclusion of a joint meeting in Montreal in late January.


Amcor unveils first commercial container utilizing LiquiForm technology

The PET bottle for Nature's Promise hand soap is produced on proprietary Amcor-built machine powered by LiquiForm.


Conair, Davis Standard, Zumbach, Leistritz partner for catheter coextrusion application

In a demonstration of how active pharmaceutical ingredients can be incorporated in a thin layer on the outside of a plastic tube, Conair Group is teaming up with Davis-Standard LLC and Zumbach Electronics to coextrude a TPU catheter tube at the MD&M West 2018 trade show.


Aoki holds NPE2018 machine preview

Japanese injection stretch-blow molding machine maker Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc. kicked off its NPE2018 season earlier than most exhibiting companies by holding an exhibition machine preview at its manufacturing headquarters in Ueda, Japan on Jan. 30-31.
 
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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
 
EVENTS CALENDAR 
 

Plastics Recycling 2018

Feb. 19-21, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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Americas Polyester Industry Conference

Feb. 21-22, 2018
Location: Houston, Texas
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JEC World 2018

March 6-8, 2018
Location: Paris, France
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