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CIAC officially launches its new Plastics Division

The former Canadian Plastics Industry Association has now officially become the Plastics Division of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, with a new vice president of the division to be announced in August.

Plastimagen postponed until January 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

Originally scheduled for Nov. 10-13, the trade show will now run from Jan. 11-14, 2021 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City

KraussMaffei decides not to exhibit at Fakuma 2020

While stressing the importance of the Fakuma trade show, KrassMaffei said that it could find no “viable” way to offer its customers and personnel a “satisfactory” trade show experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Free trial sample Knock Out mold release

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Nestlé sells its water bottling operations to Ice River Springs

The sale, for an undisclosed amount, includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario. » Read more

Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging

To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic. » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

Did you know that the segmented wheel dryers ATON basic H30, H70 and H120 offer:

  Dew Point as low as -65°C (-85°F)
  Weekly Timer
The innovative control bezel conveniently displays the operating mode and dryer status through the use of color coded illumination.

Material Protection Function
Prevents over-drying and thermal degradation of plastic resin during periods of reduced throughput by automatically lowering the drying temperature.

Dew Point Management
The user settable dew point automatically adjusts the regeneration temperature to achieve maximum energy savings. » View the complete range of ATON Dryers
Special Reports 
Special Report

Hair today, flexible displays for smart devices tomorrow

Researchers in Queensland, Australia have developed a process that mixes human hair waste in polymers to make flexible displays that could be used in future smart devices. » Read More
Special Report

SC Johnson rolls out new cleaning bottles made from 100% recycled ocean plastic

The new Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner product is part of SC Johnson’s global partnership with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans while also helping to alleviate poverty. » Read More
» All Plastics Events have been cancelled or postponed at this time.