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North American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says

The preliminary estimate of shipments value from reporting companies totaled a 4% increase over the first quarter of 2020, the Plastics Industry Association says, when shipments decreased 19.8% from the previous quarter.

Nova, Merlin Plastics partner to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

The collaboration will turn HDPE plastic recyclate into resin for use in everyday products.

Industry veteran Paul Tayler named CEO of resin distributor Nexeo Plastics

Tayler has served as the head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Nexeo since 2018, and worked for a varieiy of other material suppliers before that.

Borealis buys controlling stake in South Korean compounder DYM Solution

The acquisition is designed to expand Borealis' global wire and cable asset footprint. » Read more

Bosch Rexroth North America appoints new president and CEO

Industry veteran Greg Gumbs will take the role effective Dec. 1, replacing outgoing president and CEO Paul Cooke. » Read more

Americhem acquires Danish compound and masterbatch maker Controlled Polymers

Americhem said that Controlled Polymers will “seamlessly integrate” with its engineered compounds division to create a full range of offerings for customers in the medical plastics and other industries. » Read more
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Researchers develop highly fluorescent polymers with extreme brightness

Polymer researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi have developed fluorescent solids, said to be the brightest known materials in existence. » Read More
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New composite-based, 3D-printed artery can monitor blockages from the inside

The implantable vessel was developed by engineers from University of Wisconsin–Madison in collaboration with Zhejiang University in China. » Read More