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January 22, 2019

Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industry

Canada's capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.

Packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast expands in Virginia

The Germany-based company is investing $25 million to boost global production capacity for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging films at its manufacturing facility in Louisa County, Va.

Evonik acquires 3D printing materials supplier Structured Polymers

Structured Polymers will be entirely integrated into Evonik’s North American organization, while its company headquarters will remain in Austin, Tex.

Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticut

The company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the U.S., and will import, stock, integrate, and distribute products from Wemo.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials. » Read More
Special Reports

Using sunlight to make polymers

Researchers at Rice University are developing a way to use sunlight to grow functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive quantum dots as a catalyst. » Read More

North American International Auto Show

Jan. 19-27, 2019
Location: Detroit
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12th Annual Packaging Conference

Feb. 4-6, 2019
Location: Las Vegas
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Thermoplastic Concentrates 2019

Jan. 29-31, 2019
Location: Coral Springs, Fla.
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