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Ontario toolmaker Concours Technologies buys AIS

The deal between the two Windsor area shops will create “the largest tooling and mold solutions provider in North America.”

Nestle to sell North American water brands for $4.3 billion

Nestlé SA has a deal to sell its North American bottled water business in the U.S. and Canada to private equity group One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.

Ontario opens business applications for $115 million skills development fund

The fund will support projects that will help relieve pandemic-induced barriers to hiring, training, and retaining workers.
Sponsored Spotlight 

The M7.3 - IPC network control

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Hamilton Plastics

Thermoplastic polypropylene pipe added to B.C. spec list

Thermoplastic PP pipe has been added to the Master Municipal Construction Documents list of approved products for use in highway, culvert, and other infrastructure projects in British Columbia. » Read more

Flexographic printing machine maker SOMA names DTM Flexo Services as Canadian sales agent

Czech Republic-based SOMA is a producer of flexographic printing presses, plate mounters, and slitter rewinders. » Read more

Integrated Polymer Solutions buys sealing component maker IRP Group

The acquisition will further Integrated Polymer Solutions' business expansion in the specialty medical components sector. » Read more

U.S. winter storm impacting the polyester value chain, analyst says

The storm currently raging in Texas could have an impact on the global polyester chain, according to market analyst Wood Mackenzie. » Read more
Special Reports 
Special Report

New partnership brings blow molding machine maker Plastiblow back to North America

The Italian machinery brand is partnering with equipment supplier Globeius to make its all-electric units available again in Canada and the U.S. » Read More
Special Report

Global pneumatic conveying system market to grow steadily to 2022, report says

The global pneumatic conveying system market's shares are preparing for new strategies that could help the market to regain its position once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. » Read More

World Petrochemical Conference 2021

Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12, 2021
IHS Markit
*Virtual event
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Plastimagen Light 2021*

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 - Thursday, March 11, 2021
Tarsus Mexico, Mexico City
*New dates, hybrid exhibition
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Innovations for Increased Efficiency in Extrusion Coating Machines: Davis-Standard webinar

Friday, March 11, 2021
10am Central European Time/5pm China Standard Time; and 10am US EST/4pm Central European Time
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