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Borealis cancels petrochemical project in Kazakhstan

The Austria-based chemical supplier has scrapped the proposed development of a world-scale integrated ethane cracker and polyethylene project in Kazakhstan due to COVID-19 uncertainties.

New safety standard for plastic sheet and film machinery

The Machinery Safety Standards Committee of the U.S.-based Plastics Industry has released a new American National Standards Institute-accredited safety standard for plastic sheet and film machinery.

Nordson names Joseph Kelley as new CFO

Effective July 6, Kelley will succeed outgoing executive vice president and CFO Gregory Thaxton, who announced his plans to retire in December 2019.
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Good Natured Products completes acquisition of Shepherd Thermoforming

The $9.5-million purchase was first announced in March 2020. » Read More

PolyOne introduces new additive to support increased face mask production

MagIQ Non-Woven Electret Plus improves the dielectric properties in face masks, extending filtration efficiency and the length of time masks will hold a charge. » Read More
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Special Reports 
Special Report

Chemists create faster-degrading plastic to reduce marine litter and ghost fishing

The new plastic is similar to nylon 6,6 in sturdiness but can degrade under any conditions with sunlight. » 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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