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Nova CEO Todd Karran to retire on August 1

Karran joined Nova in 1985, and has served as president and CEO of the Calgary-based chemical maker since 2015.

C-P Flexible Packaging acquires packaging supplier Genpak Flexible

With facilities in Aurora, Ont. and Lakeville, Minn., Genpak manufactures die-cut rollstock and pouches, as well as paper-based laminations.

Moldmakers predict 25% drop in revenue from original 2020 forecasts, survey shows

Die builders and die casters are expecting the most significant drop, the survey conducted by Harbour Results says, followed by stamping, molding, and mold builders.
CPL Automate

COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report says

Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS. » Read More

Wittmann Group won’t be exhibiting at Fakuma 2020

Due to COVID-19 risks, the Austria-based machinery maker won't be participating in the trade show scheduled for October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. » Read More

Chroma Color acquires absorbing dyes and thermoplastic compounds maker Epolin Chemicals

Newark, N.J.-based Epolin makes materials used in sensors, security inks, light filters, touch-screens, night vision products, and eyewear, and will operate as an independent subsidiary of Chroma Color. » Read More
Special Reports 
Special Report

Researchers develop solvent-free technique for plastic production that could reduce manufacturing costs

A team at Purdue University has developed a new way for manufacturers to mix polymers and nanocellulose in order to save material and production steps when using plant-based materials in auto part and food packaging molding. » Read More
Special Report

New payment card made with up to 98% upcycled plastic

Called the Earthwise High Content Card, the card combines post-industrial rPETG with the essential, non-plastic components. » Read More
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