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North American machinery shipments slowed in the second quarter

While new orders of plastics equipment have been increasing, ongoing supply chain issues are causing longer order-to-delivery timelines, a new report from the Plastics Industry Association says.

Pactiv Evergreen acquiring thermoformer Fabri-Kal for $380 million

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fabri-Kal specializes in foodservice packaging.

Industrial technology company EnPro sells its polymer components business

The new owner, Edgewater Capital Partners, will rename the organization Altamira Material Solutions.

Digital skills shortage, lack of skilled labour are biggest issues for businesses, survey says

The most recent KPMG business outlook poll identified the inability to find and retain talent as the biggest threat to the growth prospects of businesses across the country.

Global plastic compounding market will reach $93.1 billion by 2028: report

Rapidly developing construction and automobile sectors are anticipated to drive the demand for interiors, exteriors, and under-the-hood components, the report from Research & Markets said.
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Innovations in Plastics

Scientists develop mathematical modeling tool to predict polymer properties

The tool will allow researchers to predict the properties of polymer networks before they're even created. » Read more

As people continue working from home, the monthly transit pass needs to change to remain worth it

The pandemic has been long enough for habits to have changed; avoiding public transit, using a car and working from home are likely to stick. » Read more

CTMA Annual Shotgun Golf Tournament

Sept. 14, 2021
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, Dorchester, ON
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Rotoplas 2021

Sept. 20-23, 2021
Rosemont, IL
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Pack Expo

Sept. 27-29, 2021
Las Vegas, NV
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