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Reifenhäuser acquires majority stake in air cooling ring specialist Kdesign

The deal expands Germany-based Reifenhäuser's in-house capabilities in cooling, controlling, measuring, and calibrating blown films.

Ontario invests $10 million in auto parts companies to boost supply chain competitiveness

The projects will help position the province as a hub for building cars of the future.

Governments investing in new vaccine manufacturing plant in Toronto

The new facility is intended to meet growing demand for flu vaccines, boost Canada's preparedness for future pandemics, and will create 300 jobs.

Sipa Group, Plastic Technologies enter strategic partnership for PET packaging

The partnership is intended to help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities.

Plastic Energy and ExxonMobil plan advanced plastics recycling project in France

With startup anticipated in 2023, the facility represents one of the largest advanced recycling projects for plastic waste in Europe.

Injection molder Cascadia Custom Molding bought by Blue Point Capital Partners

The acquisition will broaden the manufacturing capabilities and expand the geographic footprint of Blue Point IV portfolio company VRC Engineered Solutions.
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Women in Manufacturing

New method to develop fibre reinforced plastic composites from wastepaper

University of Iowa engineers have received nearly $1 million to improve the speed and reduce the labour costs of remanufacturing recycled wastepaper. » Read more

Advanced data transfer system uses super thin polymer cable

Researchers at MIT have paired high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin as a strand of hair to create a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB. » Read more