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Ontario firm creates anti-COVID-19 additive packages for auto interiors

Tier 1 automotive interior supplier CpK Interior Products has developed a line of patent pending anti-viral plastics that can kill COVID-19 on hard and soft material surfaces in less than one hour.

Ontario invests $350,000 for plastic sheeting maker to produce face shields

The funding for Integrated Packaging Films of Ayr, Ont. will help the firm produce an additional four million face shields per month for use during the second wave of COVID-19.

Auto parts molder Plasman Group announces global rebrand

Prior division names — including A-Brite Plating, A.P. Plasman, Build-A-Mold, Plastal, and Thermotech — will now be united under the one global brand name of Plasman.
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NSF category P1 NEXGEN mold cleaner offers more cleaning strength than other “natural” mold cleaners. Can be used to help break down resin deposits from the mold surface and clogged vents. No chlorinated solvents. Request a trial sample kit from Slide.
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Avient opens Italy innovation centre to advance plastics recycling technology

The new lab and plant in Pogliano will conduct chemistry testing and evaluations to help customers tackle and overcome the challenge of plastics recycling and the goal of a circular economy. » Read more

Colourant supplier Heubach names Henry Brooks as president of Heucotech USA

Brooks' previous experience includes stints as vice president of sales for Orion Engineered Carbons and strategic management roles at Inksolutions and Wolstenholme International. » Read more
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Earlier this year Wittmann Battenfeld Canada expanded their Tempro Basic Temperature Control Units Line.

The TEMPRO basic C90 One circuit temperature controller for temperatures up to 90 °C equipped with a self-optimizing microprocessor controller (± 1 °C). The ideal device for any application requiring exact temperature control and high user-friendliness, however without additional functions such as direct cooling.

Standard with leakstop function and pump switch for mould purging when changing the mold.

The TEMPRO basic C120 was designed for the special requirements of specific applications. It is equipped with radial pumps for high flow volumes at different pressure ranges: an economic series with high user-friendliness and an extensive equipment range for every application. 

The TEMPRO basic C140 Single zone unit with pressurized system for temperatures up to 140 °C. The economic temperature controller for precise temperature control up to 140 °C. » Learn more
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Researchers discover unique new polymer fibres

Strong and tough yet as light as a feather, the fibres are said to be ideally suited for technical components that are exposed to high loads. » Read More
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Biodegradable shoe soles are on their way

A Swiss researcher is developing a process that could one day be used to make plastic shoe soles, yoga mats, and other foamed products from organic waste. » Read More