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Feds banning plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and other single-use items by the end of 2021

The proposed ban was first promised by the Liberal government back in 2019, and will cover many of the most common non-reusable plastic products.

Plastics Recycling Conference rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

The North American recycling industry’s largest trade event has been moved back to May 3-5, 2021, from its original dates of Feb. 22-24, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag unveils new sales structure

The new structure focuses on five business developments dedicated to specific industry-related market challenges, the injection molding machine maker said.
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Canadian small business owners cautiously optimistic about the future, Scotiabank report says

Forty per cent of small business owners are either "very" or "extremely" optimistic about the future of their business, Scotiabank said. » Read more

Quebec-based automation supplier Omnirobotic gets $6.5 million financing for AI development

The funding enables the Laval company continue building autonomous robotic capabilities for high-mix production environments. » Read more

Wacker to build new North American regional HQ in Michigan

The chemical company is building a new North American innovation centre and regional HQ in Pittsfield Charter Township, near Ann Arbor. » Read more
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CARD - New WITTMANN dryer models

With the acquisition of the Austrian company FarragTech earlier this year, the product portfolio of WITTMANN dryers has been expanded. The new dryer models of the CARD series can cover all drying applications.

The name CARD (Compressed Air Resin Dryer) stands for compressed air granulate dryer.

Dryer models range from the smallest CARD G and CARD G/FIT through the medium CARD S (illustrated) up to the full sized CARD L Series. More models are also available and differ from each other by their respective control systems.

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Scientists create biodegradable plastic using reclaimed waste

The new substance, polyhydroxybutyrate, readily degrades in less than a year. » Read More
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Plastic-eating enzyme “cocktail” offers new hope for plastic waste

The same team of UK researchers who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now created an enzyme "cocktail' which can digest plastic up to six times faster. » Read More