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SPECIAL REPORT: Will COVID-19 create a boom in factory automation?

One of the few bright spots to emerge during the COVID-19 pandemic is industrial automation, which is helping to maintain social distancing between plant floor workers. And it could trigger a lasting boom in factory robotics.

Canadian plastics pioneer Lloyd Leadbeater passes away

Leadbeater, 97, was the co-founder of prominent custom molder Toronto Plastics in 1949, and an innovative, lifelong member of Canada’s plastics industry.

Total, PureCycle Technologies form plastic recycling partnership

As part of the agreement, France-based Total plans to purchase part of the output of PureCycle Technologies’ future facility in the U.S. state of Ohio and to assess the interest of developing a plant with PureCycle in Europe.
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M. Holland now distributing Braskem 3D polypropylene filament

Braskem’s polypropylene features a proprietary formula that provides high stability, low warpage, and consistent extrusion, which makes it well-suited for prototyping 3D-printed parts. » Read More

GN Thermoforming installs new machines with WhatsApp messaging platform

The Chester, N.S.-based machinery maker is using the web platform to help customers install new thermoforming machines in Eastern Europe and the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read More
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Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based bioplastics has been developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the UK. » Read More
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MIT engineers use conducting polymers to 3D-print soft and flexible brain implants

These softer brain electrodes are meant to replace traditional implants made from metal and other rigid materials that can cause inflammation and scarring in the brain. » Read More
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