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Hamilton Plastics

3M to make N95 masks at Brockville, Ont. plant

The company will produce as many as 100 million N95 masks a year following a roughly $70-million agreement with the federal and Ontario governments.

Klöckner Pentaplast plans “multimillion-dollar” rPET expansion in North America

The 17,500-tonne extrusion expansion supports the increased consumer demand for curb-side recyclable options, supporting closed loop packaging, and a circular economy.

Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award

Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.

Moldmakers, manufacturers focusing on diversification, profitability, survey says

Results from the latest survey by the Canadian Association of Moldmakers and Automate Canada show that diversification plans are a priority as many manufacturers rebound from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read more

Manufacturing sales up 8.7 per cent in July, StatCan says

The preliminary estimate for July compared with a record 20.7 per cent gain seen in June as factories continued to ramp up production. » Read more
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New technology turns waste PET into nanomaterial for rechargeable batteries

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a way to recycle plastic waste such as soda or water bottles into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. » Read More
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Length definitely matters in a new PU-based wind turbine blade

Developed by Covestro, Goldwind, and LZ Blades, the project could mark the beginning of a new generation of longer and stronger blades for the wind power industry. » Read More