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BP sells its petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion

The sale is part of BP's plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy.

Maguire Canada now distributing for Rapid Granulator in Ontario, central and western Canada

The Vaughan, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment supplier is the new distributor for size reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Injection mold maker Exacad gets funding for COVID-19 medical relief projects

The Quebec-based injection mold designer and manufacturer is one of three Canadian companies receiving a total of $6 million in funding from supercluster Next Generation Manufacturing Canada.
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Braskem completes construction of polypropylene production facility in Texas

The new facility in La Porte has a designed production capacity of over 1 billion pounds per year, with full-scale commercial production activity currently expected in the third quarter of 2020. » Read more

Canadian small business confidence up slightly in June, CFIB survey says

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms. » Read more

Ineos Styrolution names Steve Harrington as new CEO

Harrington has a 30-year career in the chemical industry, the last 19 years working for Germany-based Ineos in commercial and senior management roles. » Read more
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Researchers develop process to recycle thermoset plastics

A team at Case Western Reserve University has developed a new technology that could transform non-recyclable plastics into recyclable ones and reprocess them into new products with comparable or even higher value. » Read More
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New stretchable, conductive composite material for wearable applications

Developed by researchers at Sweden's Linköping University, the material may have widespread use in smart clothing, wearable electronics, and electronic skin. » Read More
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