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November 7, 2019

Former Conair Group president Niles Kenyon passes away

Kenyon, 78, led the auxiliary equipment maker from 1986 to 2004.

Nova Chemicals executive Mark Kay passes away

Kay, 56, was Calgary-based Nova's performance films group leader, and died suddenly on Oct. 19 while attending the K trade show in Germany.

U.S. plastics industry maintained trade surplus in 2018, reports say

The size of the U.S. plastics industry expanded in 2018 while also maintaining a trade surplus of $500 million as consumption of plastics products continued to grow in the U.S., according to two new reports from the Plastics Industry Association.

Covestro sells PU business to private equity firm H.I.G. Capital

The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.
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