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June 13, 2019
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Plastics machinery shipments declined in early 2019

While 2018 ended with strong plastics machinery shipments in North America, 2019 has started soft, according to new figures from the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

Royal Building Products buys DaVinci Roofscapes

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, DaVinci molds polymer roofing and siding products for high-end roofing applications.

Composite decking maker Trex investing $200 million at two U.S. facilities

The investment, to be made over the next two years, will allow Trex to increase capacity by 70 per cent.

Mitsubishi Chemical buys stock shape maker Advanced Polymer Technologies

Headquartered in Stockton, Calif., Advanced Polymer Technologies extrudes stock shapes for the semiconductor, aerospace/defense, energy, and medical industries.
Sponsored Spotlight 

The M7.3 - IPC network control

• From small productions to complex conveying systems with dozens of single units - any configuration can be centrally controlled via a WITTMANN control unit.
• Developed for the administration of medium to complex network configurations with up to 320 network participants. Every participant is connected via a bus module and can be configured for a specific task.
• The high-resolution touch-screen simplifies user control, as well as the adjustment of process parameters and allows the user a comprehensive view of all attached units.

Line server LS-A30T
Provides for the control of up to 31 freely configurable bus modules, which can be connected in parallel to one CAN-Bus line. A complete system can have up to 8 individual CAN-Bus lines.

Bus module BM-4/4
Provides individual control of vacuum loaders, blower stations, central filters, dry air valves, purging valves, etc. Click here for more details.
Special Reports 
Special Reports

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
Special Reports

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

PAC Pacific Regional Golf Tournament

June 19, 2019
Location: Langley City, B.C.
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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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