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Unemployment hit near-record levels in Canada and the U.S. in April

The unemployment rate in Canada soared to 13 per cent in April, while unemployment in the U.S. hit 14.7 per cent, the highest unemployment rate in that country since the Great Depression.

Ford of Canada increasing production of face shields

Ford's Windsor site operations is now working to assemble more than 2.75 million face shields for distribution across Canada.

GM Canada to resume some engine production in Ontario

GM Canada said a portion of its HFV6 engine line in the St. Catharines, Ont. plant will resume on May 11, with most of the rest of its North American manufacturing operations resuming the week of May 18.

New president of North America at Clariant

Germany-based specialty chemical maker Clariant AG has appointed company veteran Gene Mueller as president of Clariant Corp. in North America. » Read More

Kautex Maschinenbau appoints new global sales manager for the packaging division

The Bonn, Germany-based blow molding equipment manufacturer has named industry veteran Michael Müller to the position. » Read More

Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platform

The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging. » Read More
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Researchers create a new way to paint 3D-printed objects

Developed by Engineers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the new coating technique reaches nooks and crannies. » Read More
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New recycling method could make polyurethane materials sustainable

Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota have improved the recycling process of polyurethane by developing a twin-screw extrusion process that improves mixing and air removal. » Read More
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