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Plastic bag ban in Prince Albert, Sask. put on hold due to pandemic

The ban was set to take effect on Aug. 1, but has been suspended until the state of emergency in Saskatchewan is over.

Manufacturing sales see largest-ever drop in April: StatCan

The April decline was much deeper than many analysts had been expecting.

Mitsui Chemicals starts operations at first European production site for PP compounds

Located within Chemelot Industrial Park in the Netherlands, the plant has capacity of 30,000 tonnes per year.
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Ascend Performance Materials makes its first acquisition in China

The polyamide 66 resin producer is purchasing the assets of NCM (Changshu) Co. Ltd. and Tehe Engineering Plastic (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. to establish a hub to better reach rapidly emerging markets in Asia. » Read More

Domo Chemicals closing BOPA line at Germany plant

Citing global nylon overcapacity, the company will be closing its third BOPA line at its Leuna plant effective from August 2020. » Read More
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Polymer composite could serve as lighter, non-toxic radiation shielding

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles could replace conventional radiation shielding materials, such as lead. » Read More
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New thermoset polymer-based camshaft module lightens automotive engine weight

As an alternative to aluminum, a research team from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has successfully manufacturing a camshaft module from fibre-reinforced thermoset polymers. » Read More
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