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Chemical and plastics sectors “well-poised” to lead economic recovery, CIAC head tells feds

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada's president and CEO Bob Masterson made the comments in a May 26 presentation to the federal government's Finance Committee.

StackTeck delivers stack mold for PPE in under four weeks

The project included complete mold design, manufactured molding surface components, assembly, and mold qualification for customer Novolex.

Global polyester production is expected to decline by more than half a million tonnes this year, report says

The knock-on effects will also hit global demand for polyester’s key raw materials paraxylene and PTA in the coming years, the new report from Wood Mackenzie said.

Orion Engineered Carbons breaks ground on new logistics centre in Germany

When finished, the central warehouse in Cologne will be 8,850 square-meters, equalling a capacity of approximately 12,400 pallets. » Read More

Alpla acquiring Spanish packaging supplier Bopla

The acquisition will strengthen Austria-based Alpla’s portfolio in the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments. » Read More

Coca-Cola partners to produce and distribute PPE to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The soft drink maker has teamed up with supply chain partners and a network of makers to produce and distribute hundreds of thousands of protective face shields to healthcare workers and first responders. » Read More
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Ontario researchers create tough, flexible sensor for wearable tech

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance. » Read More
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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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