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Nova names John Thayer as interim senior vice president of operations

He replaces Arnel Santos, who is leaving the Calgary-based chemical company.

Polykar named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

The Quebec-based flexible packaging supplier was given the designation by Deloitte Canada.

Patrick Industries buys RV plastics supplier Alpha Systems

Alpha's major products include adhesives and sealants, roofing membranes for RVs, and other plastics for RVs

Trinseo completes acquisition of Arkema’s PMMA business

The deal boosts Trinseo's offerings to the automotive, building and construction, medical, and consumer electronics end markets.

Women in Manufacturing virtual summit is coming up

Leaders and employees of every level – women and men – will find the May 13 sessions of interest for an exploration of the importance of fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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Researchers hit on possible solution for hard-to-recycle plastics

Intro Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Plastics Innovation have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel, and lubricants. » Read more

“Brain-like” computing device uses polymers to simulate human learning

"Synaptic transistors" mimic the brain’s plasticity by simultaneously processing, storing data. » Read more