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Innovations in Plastics

New plastics trade show set for next July

Plastics Live is a new annual show that will be held in Coventry, the heart of the UK's manufacturing sector.

Nova names new senior vice president and CFO

Avik Dey has a 20-year career in global finance and M&A.

Feds invest $8.2 million in University of Waterloo for additive manufacturing network

The new Additive Manufacturing Alliance will help businesses throughout southern Ontario overcome barriers to adopting advanced manufacturing technologies.

Sun Chemical and DIC Corp. acquire BASF’s global pigments business

The deal aims to broaden Sun Chemical's portfolio as a global manufacturer of pigments.

Injection molding consultant RJG launches new logo and brand

The firm says the change represents its the plans for bringing the injection molding industry into the future.
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. » Read more
Special Reports 

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai. » Read more

New face mask prototype can detect COVID-19 infection

Developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT, the mask's sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats. » Read more