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June 11, 2019
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Canada to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021

A list of the banned items has not yet been announced.

Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: report

The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.

LyondellBasell drops its bid to purchase Braskem

After more than a year of negotiations, petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries NV says that it has ended talks with Braskem SA’s controlling shareholder, Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA, to acquire Braskem.

Pregis bought by private equity firm Warburg Pincus

The Deerfield, Ill.-based protective packaging and systems maker is being sold by it current owner, private equity firm Olympus Partners, for an undisclosed amount.
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GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want not

By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials. » Read More
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Polymers give early warning signs of stress

Researchers from Switzerland's University of Fribourg and Japan's Hokkaido University have devised a polymer with a sensor molecule that glows when it’s stretched, signalling that mechanical stress is building towards a catastrophic part failure. » Read More

Amerimold 2019

June 12-13, 2019
Location: Rosemont, Ill.
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CPIA Plastics Industry Golf Tournament

June 19, 2019
Location: Etobicoke, Ont.
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SPE Quebec Annual Golf Tournament  

June 20, 2019
Location: Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.
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