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April 2, 2019

New York passes ban on single-use plastic bags

The bag provision will take effect starting March 1, 2020, and will ban most single-use plastic bags provided by supermarkets and other stores.

CCC buys Canadian container maker Plastique Micron

Through its Altium Packaging Canada subsidiary, CCC has bought Plastique Micron and its affiliates IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products.

Saudi Aramco to buy controlling share of Sabic in $69 billion megadeal

Saudi Aramco's 70 per cent stake in Sabic is being financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in a private transaction.

Mitsubishi Chemical completes purchase of Indian PVC compounds business

The acquisition of the PVC compound business of Welset Plast Extrusions Private Ltd. will allow Mitsubishi to enter the medical PVC compound business and strengthen its existing PVC and thermoplastic elastomers businesses in India.
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Montreal researchers create plastic from lobster shells

McGill University researchers have developed a new chemical process that could turn lobster, shrimp, and crab shells into biodegradable plastic. » Read More
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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

Automate 2019

April 8-11, 2019
Location: Chicago
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ProFood Tech 2019

April 9-11, 2019
Location: Dallas
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Good Chemistry 2019 Conference

May 1-2, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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