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Hamilton Plastics

Construction starts on new KraussMaffei production plant in Laatzen, Germany

The 66,500-square-meter facility is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2022, and will combine the company's extrusion business activities under one roof.

Engel to hold virtual trade show in October

The Austria-based injection molding machine maker will launch its first virtual, interactive trade show from Oct. 13-16, the dates originally planned for Fakuma 2020.

Canadian auto sales’ rebound “softened modestly” in August, report says

In the U.S., meanwhile, auto sales posted a fourth month of recovery with August purchases increasing by 5% month-over-month, the new report from Scotiabank says.
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General Motors, Honda are partnering for product development in North America

The partnership would build on previous collaborations in electrified vehicles and technologies, enabling both automakers to explore sharing vehicle platforms and propulsion systems. » Read more

Ascend completes purchase of Italian firms Poliblend and Esseti Plast

First announced in February 2020, the acquisition was put on hold as COVID-19 cases spiked in Italy and then in the U.S. » Read more

California plastic recycling bill fails for second year in a row

For the second straight year, the California state Legislature has rejected a bill that would have required a 75 per cent recycling or composting rate in that U.S. state. » Read more
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DSM partners to build 3D-printed composite footbridge

The footbridge, to be installed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be made from a fibre reinforced thermoplastic called Arnite, which DSM says combines high performance with circularity. » 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