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Emmerson Packaging adding jobs and equipment in Ontario, Nova Scotia

The flexible packaging supplier has announced plans to invest $10 million this year in new equipment for its facilities in Amherst, N.S., and Belleville, Ont., in addition to the hiring of over 80 new employees.

Braskem’s $750-million polypropylene plant begins commercial production in Texas

The plant in LaPorte has a production capacity of more than 450 kilotons or 1 billion pounds per year.

Sumitomo Demag nears completion of relocation to larger parts, service facility in Cleveland

The 30,750-square-foot facility in Cleveland will be a dedicated centre for the injection molding machine maker's $10 million replacement parts inventory and machine rebuilding service.
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ATS Automation gets $20 million order for COVID-19 vaccine syringe manufacturing line

The Cambridge, Ont.-based manufacturer is developing the systems for a program related to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed initiative. » Read more

Helmet maker Team Wendy to be acquired by Avon Rubber for $130 million

The purchase of Cleveland, Ohio-based Team Wendy is being made by Avon Rubber’s subsidiary Avon Protection Systems Inc. » Read more
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Biodegrading 3D printing material could lead to disposable oceanic sensors

Scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Florida have developed a 3D printable material made of a marine-biodegradable base polymer that would break down over time to reduce ocean litter. » Read More
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Polymer panels add camouflaging capability to defense drones

Researchers from the University of South Australia have developed a range of lightweight panels capable of changing colour on demand to allow drones to match the colours of their environment. » Read More