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Feds invest $7.8 million in three Ontario plastics product makers

The investment is being made through the FedDev Ontario program, and will help the companies scale up and increase capacity during the pandemic.

StackTeck develops new five-gallon industrial pail mold

The Brampton, Ont.-based firm has also produced its first IML robot for a pail, which was configured for both a single cavity five-gallon pail as well as a 1×2 mold for five-litre pails.

Nova introduces two new polyethylene rotomolding resins

Branded as Novapol TRx0338-U and Novapol TRx0535-U, the resins can reduce cycle times and provide a broader processing window than traditional hexene rotomolding resins.
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Blown film maker PolyExpert receives SQF certification

Issued by the Global Food Safety Initiative, the Safe Quality Food program is a food safety and quality program that’s recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers internationally. » Read more

Heavy truck sales in Canada should rebound quickly, report says

The Canadian heavy truck industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from Scotiabank says, but sales should shift back into positive growth territory in 2021. » Read more

Big majority of small business owners still worry about economy, survey finds

Also, sixty per cent of respondents to the latest Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey say they fear consumer spending will stay low even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. » Read more
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New way to process transparent sulfur-containing polymer film for optical devices

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a technology to enhance the high transparency of refractive polymer film via a one-step vapour deposition process. » 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