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TerraCycle, Holt Renfrew partner on beauty packaging recycling in Canada

The Holt Renfrew Beauty Recycling Program will help customers responsibly dispose of beauty packaging waste.

Canadian plastics extruder Balcan buys Wisconsin manufacturing plant, reports say

The reports say that Quebec-based Balcan plans to manufacture polyethylene blown film and related converted products at the facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Dow to build MDI distillation and prepolymers facility in Freeport, Texas

In coordination with the start-up of the new MDI facility, expected in 2023, Dow will shut down its polyurethane assets at its La Porte, Texas site.

Eastman makes executive leadership changes

Longtime Eastman executive Mark Cox will retire next year, and executives Stephen Crawford, Julie McAlindon, and Christopher Killian will all have new roles within the company.

SPE introduces new COVID-19 category for Auto Innovation Awards

The award will highlight how automotive OEMs and suppliers adapted their processes, materials, or business to support international needs for battling COVID-19.

Nucor to acquire Cornerstone’s insulated metal panels business

Cornerstone's IMP business has seven manufacturing facilities located throughout North America.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Sonic - Ultra High Speed

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Special Reports 

Insulated panels for COVID-19 vaccine storage facilities made with BASF material

A Malaysian insulated panel, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems producer now manufactures COVID-19 vaccine logistics facilities made with Elastopir PH 1132/509/0, a polyurethane rigid foam insulation solution. » Read more

Transparent acrylic creates world’s first “floating” swimming pool

Reynolds Polymer completed the world's first ever floating Sky Pool for Embassy Gardens in London, England. » Read more