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COVID-19 pandemic may cause worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, IMF says

As a result of the pandemic, IMF projects the global economy to contract sharply by –3 per cent in 2020, much worse than during the 2008–09 financial crisis.

ATS Automation addresses COVID-19 medical equipment shortages

The Cambridge, Ont.-based automation company is drawing on its global resources to expedite the production of needed medical equipment.

Quebec declares residential construction, mining, landscaping as essential services

Home builders, miners, and landscapers provide essential services and can return to work in the province despite COVID-19 restrictions.

UK plastics industry gets involved in fight against COVID-19

Plastics processors are supplying needed items and the British Plastics Federation has been liaising with key UK government departments.

Wittmann Battenfeld USA cancels open house and technical symposium

The event had been scheduled to take place on September 24-25, 2020, at the company's facility in Torrington, Conn.

Global vehicle sales will drop 18% under extended COVID-19 lockdown scenario, report says

This forecast comes from a new report from market research firm IHS Markit.
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CKF launches front line face shields in fight against COVID-19 spread

In less than two weeks, the Nova Scotia-based company has designed, re-deployed, and produced personal protective equipment in support of health care professionals and essential services during the public health crisis. » Read More
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Innovations Magazine 2nd Quarter issue now available

The spring edition of the Wittmann Battenfeld quarterly "Innovations" magazine is now available, with articles from around the world of plastics processing.

The SmartPower at Langlotz (Germany)
The SmartPower at MACO (Austria)
Our series about screws: part 2
Shiny: stamp production in Taiwan
New water flow controllers: series 110 and 310 »  View the complete issue

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