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Luis Sierra appointed CEO of Nova Chemicals

The 30-year veteran of BP will take up the role on August 1, 2020, replacing Nova's outgoing leader Todd Karran.

Industry head Radoszewski testifies in Congress about benefits of plastics during COVID-19

Tony Radoszewski, the president and CEO of the U.S.-based Plastics Industry Association, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment on July 7.

Dow sells rail assets to transportation services company Watco

Watco is acquiring the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at Dow's locations in Freeport and Seadrift, Texas; St. Charles and Plaquemine, Louisiana; and Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss in Alberta, Canada.
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Management change at Sumitomo Demag Italia

Company veteran Paolo Zirondoli is taking over as managing director from Roberto Sallemi. » Read more

Sepro Group “scaling back” plans for Fakuma 2020

The France-based robotic automation maker will not display any robot solutions or automation systems, and will reduce staff attendance at the upcoming trade show in Germany. » Read more

Taylor Fluid Systems opens proof-of-concept lab in Ontario for Omron robotics

The new lab features a variety of robotic applications that use advanced technologies from Omron designed to help customers improve accuracy and flexibility while minimizing complexity for common applications like part feeding. » Read more
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New thermoplastic material could enable tougher, more versatile bone implants

Developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, the material is a type of nylon and has shape memory properties that enable it to be stretched and molded but able to reform into its original shape when heated. » Read More
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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
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