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Plastics machinery shipments in North America up again: report

For the fifth consecutive quarter, plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operations

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.

Lorenz Conveying Products buys Flow Valves International

Flow Valves makes the Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves, which are used for applications ranging from packaging and bagging, and for free-flowing powders and granular materials.

Eric Roegner appointed as new president of Amcor Rigid Plastics

Roegner replaces outgoing president Mike Schmitt effective mid-November, and will be based out of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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
Special Reports

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
CPL = House

Plastic Pipes XIX Conference and Exhibition

Sept. 24-26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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SPE Automotive TPO Conference

Oct. 7-10, 2018
Location: Troy, Mich.
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