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Ontario Teachers’ buys majority stake in blow molder Logoplaste

Headquartered in Portugal, Logoplaste makes plastic bottles and containers for water, milk, ketchup, shampoo and lubricants.

Canadian manufacturing growth picked up in February, report says

An improving domestic demand picture, greater purchasing activity, and a sustained period of employment suggests firms expect greater output in the months ahead, the report from IHS Markit said.

Milliken & Co. acquires German chemical supplier Zebra-chem

Zebra-chem makes chemical blowing agents and peroxide masterbatches for application in most thermoplastics and engineering plastics.
Sponsored Spotlight 

WITTMANN WX138 robot with a rigid X-axis

Wittmann is famous for robots equipped with mobile X-axes for 2-component, complex automation solutions which are typical for IMM ranging from 300 to 4,000t.

For small machines however with up to 300t clamping force, it is an advantage to have fixed x beams arranged in a compact way.

WITTMANN offers exclusively the first robot with a rigid X-axis in the new WX design. It comes with a load capacity of 12 kg and multiple new features.

Like all WX appliances, the WX138 also operates with the WITTMANN R9 control system. Its 10.1" touch-display offers all features of an efficient control center.

WITTMANN have also introduced a number of new robot models: two new appliances in the PRIMUS series - PRIMUS 16T and PRIMUS 48T - as well as three models of the SONIC high-speed series: SONIC 131, SONIC 142 and SONIC 143. » Learn more

ExxonMobil partners with Agilyx in plastic recycling joint venture

The JV joint combines Agilyx’s expertise in plastic waste conversion with ExxonMobil’s technology expertise and large-scale petro-chemical manufacturing network. » Read more

Arburg appoints new managing director for its AMKmotion electric drive division

Industry veteran Stefan Buchner has been named to the position. » Read more

Braskem invests $61 million to increase biopolymer production in Brazil

Production at the company's Rio Grande do Sul facility will be increased from 200 to 260 kilotonnes per year by the end of 2022. » Read more
Special Reports 
Special Report

British Columbia scientists use new bioplastic to make fully compostable coffee pod

Called the Nexe pod, the pods compost completely in as little as 35 days in industrial compost. » Read More
Special Report

TPUs find use in spikeless golf shoes with superior traction

The shoes feature Estane TRX TPU polymers from Lubrizol to deliver superior traction on wet and dry surfaces. » 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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Plastfocus Virtual Expo 2021* (formerly Indiaplast)

Tuesday, March 9 - Sunday, March 14, 2021
*Virtual event
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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
» Learn more