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March 14, 2019
Piovan - BB1

Milacron appoints Michael Jones as new president of plastics processing unit

Jones has held a number of senior leadership roles within Cincinnati, Ohio-based Milacron since joining the company in 2015.

Baystar breaks ground on new Borstar PE unit in Texas

Baystar is the 50/50 joint venture owned by Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA and Novealis Holdings LLC, which is itself a joint venture co-owned by Nova Chemicals Corp. and Borealis AG.

Packager DS Smith selling plastics unit to private equity firm Olympus

Olympus also owns protective packaging film maker Pregis.

Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018

The packaging supplier increased its revenue by more than 17% to US$1,053 million compared to 2017, and by more than 21.2% to US$287.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to Q4 2017.
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Special Reports 
Special Reports

Bendable, conductive polymer film for consumer electronics also has healthcare potential

Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart rate or other biomedical metrics. » Read More
Special Reports

Techflow Design & Manufacturing is moving on up

This Ontario-based blown film machinery and plastic extrusion equipment maker has a good reason for expanding into a new, larger facility in Mississauga: its business is booming. » Read More
Webinar - BB2

ANTEC 2019 Detroit

March 18-21, 2019
Location: Detroit
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Plastico Brazil

March 25, 2019
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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ProFood Tech 2019

March 26-28, 2019
Location: Chicago
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