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Plastics and composites will maintain growth trajectory through 2020 despite COVID-19, report says

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across industries, the demand for modular building materials and advanced admixtures will propel the construction chemicals segment, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

Italy postpones plastic tax as part of economic recovery plan

The plastic tax, originally included in Italy's 2020 Budget Law and set to come into effect this year, is being pushed back until at least January 2021.

Milton, Ontario processor Keter developing face shields for war on COVID-19

Plastic goods maker Keter North America has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Milton and also in Anderson, Indiana.

Solvay to shutter two plants, cut 570 jobs as aerospace materials demand drops

The Belgium-based chemical maker will close its plants in Manchester, UK, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and implement job reductions across its composite materials business. » Read More

Milliken partners with Contec to produce disinfectant that kills coronavirus

The two firms are working together to fill high demand for Contec's antibacterial cleaning solutions. » Read More
Special Reports 
Special Report

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
Special Report

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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