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Magna’s Don Walker to retire at year’s end, Swamy Kotagiri will be new CEO

Kotagiri, 51, is Magna's current president and 21-year veteran of the Canadian automotive parts supplier.

Nova Chemicals sells its expandable styrenics business to Alpek

The sale, for an undisclosed amount, will allow Calgary-based Nova to concentrate on the start up of its Sclairtech technology site near Sarnia, Ont.

Arlanxeo Canada selling its olefins business to Mitsubishi

Arlanxeo’s olefins business produces butadiene and raffinate, and is located at the Bio-Industrial Park in Sarnia, Ont.

Bioplastics will need significant government intervention to realize full potential, report says

In order to achieve the scale needed to play a meaningful role, the report from Wood Mackenzie says, the bioplastics industry will require significant regulatory interventions from governments and substantial cost efficiencies as technologies mature and scale. » Read more

Take Automate Canada and CAMM’s wage survey by Oct. 31

The surveys are being offered industry-wide, not just to members, in order to collect data from a broader demographic. » Read more
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What will the 2020 elections mean for U.S. energy?

Ten key issues to watch, according to global energy consultancy group Wood Mackenzie. » Read More
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Researchers developing fully 3D-printed polymer spacesuits for Mars and beyond

A team from the University of North Dakota is using a $750,000 grant from NASA to develop the new flexible plastic spacesuits. » Read More