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North American primary plastics machinery shipments continue recovery in third quarter

Canada and Mexico remained the top export markets for U.S. equipment suppliers in the third quarter, according to the Plastics Industry Association's committee on equipment statistics.

Braskem completes $10 million Innovation and Technology Center expansion in Pittsburgh

The investment adds eight new state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment for developing new proprietary technologies to support innovations in catalysis, recycling, and 3D printing.

Rockwell Automation buying Toronto-based computerized maintenance management system provider Fiix

Founded in 2008, Fiix’s cloud-native CMMS creates workflows for the scheduling, organizing, and tracking of equipment maintenance.

Manufacturing sales up 1.5 per cent in September, StatCan says

As part of this increase, the chemical industry rose 6.7 per cent to $4.5 billion, the agency said. » Read more

Ontario molder Axiom Group and collaborators receive Next Generation Manufacturing Canada investment funding

Aurora, Ont.-based Axiom, along with partners MS Falcon Tooling, Kytech Machine Works, and Bulldog Polymers, is developing a technology to eliminate visual transitions between different plastic materials, typically hard and soft plastic. » Read more

Nolato completes acquisition of U.S.-based GW Plastics

First announced in August 2020, the deal sees medical parts maker GW Plastics’ seven global manufacturing facilities joining Nolato’s 25-plus facilities around the world. » Read more
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New study shows benefits of chemical recycling to global plastic packaging recycling rates

More investment in the chemical recycling process could see the global plastic packaging recycling rate hit 50 per cent by 2040, market analyst Wood Mackenzie says. » Read 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