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Canada, U.S. sign deal to preserve status quo on plastic scrap exports

The agreement was reached in October, ahead of new Basel Convention trade restrictions that will make it more difficult to ship scrap plastic from the U.S. to most countries beginning next year.

Ontario investing $21 million in pre-apprenticeship training programs

Pre-apprenticeship training programs last up to one year and combine classroom training with an eight- to 12-week work placement.

Ferro Technique acquires Lomar Machine Repair

Windsor-based Lomar is a distributor of CNC machine tools and associated parts in Southwestern Ontario.
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Mitsubishi Chemical buys land in Louisiana for planned MMA monomer plant

The Japan-based company will conduct studies for the design and construction of a 350,000-tonnes-per-year methyl methacrylate monomer plant based upon its proprietary Alpha technology. » Read more

Stäubli names new CEO to lead global organization

The Swiss-based company has appointed Gerald Vogt, previously responsible for the global business of the robotics division, as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2021. » Read more

Struktol achieves a silver sustainability rating with EcoVadis

The rating focuses on 21 issues, which are grouped into four themes: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. » Read more
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Recovery of Canada’s plastics, chemical industries will be based on investment attraction, CIAC head says

CIAC president and CEO Bob Masterson also outlined the chemistry and plastics industries’ role in Canada’s economic recovery in a presentation to the federal government’s Standing Finance Committee. » Read More
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Tough, transparent PLA cup withstands boiling water

Developed by researchers at the University of Akron, the cup could herald a breakthrough in the PLA market. » Read More

Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020*

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 - Friday, December 11, 2020
Crain Communications Inc. and Plastics Recyclers Europe
*Virtual event
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NAHB International Builders Show 2021*

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - Thursday, February 11, 2021
*Virtual event
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SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2021*

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Society of Plastics Engineers
*Virtual event
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