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CIAC names Elena Mantagaris to lead new Plastics Division

Mantagaris, a public affairs and stakeholder relations executive, has been tapped by CIAC as the new vice president who will lead the association’s Plastics Division, formerly the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.

SK Capital buys majority stake in colourant, additive supplier Techmer PM

Clinton, Tenn.-based Techmer develops and manufactures custom colour and additive masterbatch solutions and specializes in modifying the appearance and properties of base polymers.

Retail sales bounced back 18% in May, StatCan says

Sales of cars and car parts saw a 66% increase in sales during May, the agency said.
Automate to Innovate

Celanese to sell its Polyplastics stake to Daicel

With the $1.575 billion-purchase, Daicel will own all of Polyplastics. » Read more

Conventus to distribute EMS-Grivory’s transparent polyamides for metal replacement

The thermoplastic distributor has been named an authorized distributor of EMS-Grivory's extensive line of specialty nylons in Canada and the U.S. » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

NEXGEN mold cleaner - Free Trial Sample

NSF category P1 NEXGEN mold cleaner offers more cleaning strength than other “natural” mold cleaners. Can be used to help break down resin deposits from the mold surface and clogged vents. No chlorinated solvents. » Request a trial sample kit from Slide.
Special Reports 
Special Report

Strong, lightweight composite material for metal replacement

Researchers at University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials have developed a new high-performance material with properties equivalent to the best continuous fibre composites used in aerospace applications. » Read More
Special Report

Flexible, strong hydrogel could replace conventional knee implants

Duke University researchers have created an experimental polymer-based gel that can match the strength and durability of the thin, slippery layer of cartilage naturally present between the bones in the knee. » Read More
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