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Private equity firm buying Montreal-based rigid packaging molder IPL Plastics

The deal between Madison Dearborn Partners and IPL is subject to approval from at least two-thirds of shareholders and IPL not securing a better offer from another company within 30 to 40 days.

Investment firm SK Capital buys specialty polymers business from Baker Hughes

The specialty polymers business of Houston-based Baker Hughes makes specialty low molecular weight olefin polymers, including a range of functional polymers and high melting point polyethylene waxes.

EU approves tax on nonrecycled plastic waste

The tax is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

Orders for big ticket manufactured goods in U.S. up 7.3% in June

The U.S. Commerce Department said that the June gain in durable goods orders follows an even bigger 15.1% increase in May. » Read more

Feds announce $3 million to support B.C. tech companies

The money for small- and mid-sized businesses is part of the $304-million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Western businesses. » Read more
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Mastercard launches new sustainable cards made from biodegradable, ocean-bound and recyclable plastics

The sustainable cards produced by Mastercard are available to consumers in more than a dozen countries, with over 60 financial institutions issuing cards made from approved materials. » Read More
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MIT chemists make tough plastics recyclable

The scientists have developed a way to modify thermoset plastics with a chemical linker that makes them easier to break down while still allowing them to keep their mechanical strength. » Read More
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