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Assets of Ontario extruder Uponor bought by U.S. investment firm Wynnchurch Capital

The assets of polyethylene pipe producer Uponor Infra Ltd. have been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital LLC for $62.5 million and renamed as Infra Pipe Solutions Ltd.

United Airlines ditches plastic straws, cocktail picks

Beginning in early November, United – the third-largest commercial airline in the U.S. – will replace disposable plastic drink stirrers that double as straws and picks with bamboo versions in all of its cabins.

DME signs strategic partnership agreement with Hawk Mold and Die

Pipersville, Pa.-based Hawk is now a DME exclusive North American East Coast distributor and warehouse.

Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glue

Described as a "world first for the beer industry," the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.
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Special Reports 
Special Reports

Ontario firm pops the lid on a new concept in peelable IMLs

Created by Mississauga, Ont.-based packaging design firm KBS Impact Inc., the lids can save container weight – and costs – by using a peelable in-mold label that that acts as a tamper-evident seal. » Read More
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Techstar Plastics: Prospering in Port Perry

As they hit a milestone, the owners of rotational molder Techstar Plastics look back on four decades of stress and success. » Read More

Utech North America

Sept. 11-13, 2018
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference

Sept. 18-20, 2018
Location: Akron, Ohio
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