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October 11, 2018
Hosue - BB1

CPIA names 2018 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

Recycling industry pioneer Emmie Leung, the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, is the Leader of the Year for 2018.

Collaborative robot maker Rethink Robotics shuts down

Founded in 2008 by Rodney Brooks, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethink was known for its Baxter and Sawyer cobots.

Solvay names Ilham Kadri as next CEO

Kadri, 49, will begin training with outgoing CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu in January and officially take over the spot on March 1, 2019.

Vinyl Institute appoints Ned Monroe as new president and CEO

Monroe replaces Dick Doyle, who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the Washington, D.C.-based association for the past seven years.
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WITTMANN BATTENFELD – Satisfies all your processing requirements

The company’s expanding product range was demonstrated recently with 14 machines from the BATTENFELD PowerSeries line working in concert with numerous robotic and materials handling equipment from the auxiliary side of the WITTMANN innovative line-up. Wittmann continues to keep you up to date with all that’s new with their weekly newsletter. If you are not already receiving this newsletter and would like to keep informed, please send email to: to be included. Follow this link for our complete range of equipment
Special Reports 
Special Reports

New technology lets processors get smart with artificial intelligence

A new machine learning solution developed by Montreal-based AxiPolymer Inc. is designed to make it easier for large-sized plastics processors to embrace artificial intelligence. » Read More
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

Emerging Technologies in Automation

Nov. 6, 2018
Location: Windsor, Ont.
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Expoplast 2018

Nov. 14-14, 2018
Location: Montreal
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