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Small businesses more optimistic in April, CFIB survey says

The small uptick is a sign that government intervention has had some effect during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says, but it doesn't signal a return to business as usual.

Ford of Canada retools to make plastic face shields for healthcare workers

The automaker has begun production of face shields at its Windsor, Ontario operations in response to the need for COVID-19 protective equipment.

Sidel transforms French manufacturing site to make hand sanitizer bottles

The global packaging supplier has repurposed its international centre of excellence for PET packaging development and blowing solutions in Octeville-sur-Mer into a production centre to make bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel.

CMI acquires artificial lumber maker Engineered Plastics Systems

Chicago-based EPS designs and manufactures HDPE board used in a variety of applications, primarily decking, railing, and park products.

Mondi adapts production line in Germany to make straps for face masks

The plant was able to repurpose one of its manufacturing lines to produce a three-layer, laminated strap that binds a stretchable plastic film between layers of soft, nonwoven material.

Hahn Group acquires robotics integrator Dahl Automation

Hahn – which also bought the assets of cobot maker Rethink Robotics in 2018 – said the acquisition will expand its presence in intralogistics and autonomous mobile robots.
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3D-printed connectors help COVID-19 patients breathe while waiting for ventilators

The device was created by Belgium-based 3D-printing technology company Materialise, and is now being fast-tracked through the regulatory approval process in Europe and the U.S. » Read More
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Eastman steps up material production for face shields

The specialty material supplier has partnered with officials in Tennessee to support the local production of 10,000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the state capital of Nashville. » Read More
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