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SPECIAL REPORT: Canada, plastics & COVID-19

More than just a humanitarian crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing global economic disaster as the virus domino toppled supply chain lines and shuttered factories in China, Europe, and then worldwide. And Canada’s plastics industry isn’t being spared the effects.

Purging compound supplier Asaclean-Sun Plastech offers free online support during COVID-19

Responding to coronavirus market challenges, the company is offering free technical and product support for essential businesses and other plastics processors.

Ontario declaration of emergency extended to June 2

The provincial government has also passed new legislation that will allow for more virtual or remote transactions during COVID-19.

Tetra Laval Group donates $165,000 to COVID-19 relief aid in Canada

The Swiss-based multinational corporation is donating the money to United Way Centraide. » Read More

Oil supply cuts could curtail 15% of ethylene supply in Middle East, analyst says

The potential loss is due to oil supply dynamics, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie, and equates to around 1.5 million tons of ethylene. » Read More
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PURGING: Turning up the heat on super-engineering resins

Expensive, high-temperature resins are almost the norm these days for some molders. But what shouldn’t be the norm is using standard commercial purging compounds to try to remove them from your processing machines. Here’s the right way to purge super-engineering resins. » Read More
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Using satellites to identify floating plastic waste

A new technique developed by English researchers uses satellites to detect plastics floating on the sea surface, and distinguish it from naturally occurring floating materials such as seaweed. » Read More
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