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Pandemic pauses North American plastics machinery shipments during first quarter

But a new report by the Plastics Industry Association does show increases in some areas.

Federal government contracts GM Canada to provide 10 million face masks

With production beginning immediately, GM Canada will manufacture the face masks at cost at its Oshawa, Ont. plant for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

38% of Canada’s small businesses now fully open: CFIB

New Brunswick and PEI now have the largest share of local businesses fully open, a CFIB survey indicates, while Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador remain as the least open economies.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital turns to Javelin Technologies for 3D printers

Javelin supplied Jewish General with two Stratasys Fortus 450 mc 3D printers and one F170 printer, both dedicated to COVID-19-related production using fused deposition modeling materials. » Read More

Covestro and Neste partner for renewable raw materials for plastics production

The collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil raw materials in the production of polycarbonates with raw materials produced with Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons. » Read More
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Special Reports 
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. » 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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