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Chinaplas 2020 cancelled, rescheduled for April 2021 in Shenzhen

The show will now be held from April 13–16, 2021, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

Volkswagen re-starts production at Europe’s largest car factory

VW said it resumed work at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on April 27 at 10% to 15% of capacity, after the plant shut down production on March 19.

Feds announce rent relief of 75% for small businesses affected by COVID-19

The new program will provide forgivable loans to qualifying commercial property owners to cover 50 per cent of three monthly rent payments payable by eligible small business tenants experiencing financial hardship during April, May and June.

Berlin Packaging names William J. Hayes as new president and CEO

Hayes is currently the president and CEO of construction and civil engineering company BrandSafway.

Engel and Haidlmair partner in quick response to face mask shortage

Engel has teamed up with its longtime business partner Haidlmair to improve the supply of face masks worldwide.

Ineos, Plastic Energy to build pyrolysis-based chemical recycling plant

Multiple Ineos sites will use the new recycled raw material to manufacture virgin plastic for different applications, including medical products, food packaging, lightweight automotive parts and pipes for safe water transportation.
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NatureWorks donates enough biopolymer to fashion 10 million N-95 masks

The biopolymer supplier has donated the Ingeo biopolymer needed to produce as many as two million reusable N95 masks per week from a new spunbond nonwoven structure. » Read More
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Kautex produces 320-litre hydrogen liner in blow molding process

With a volume of 320 litres, the polyamide liner for hydrogen pressure vessels is an industry first, Kautex officials said. » Read More
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