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Four U.S. packaging distributors unite to form new holding company

The regional firms, owned by private investment firm Kelso & Co., are coming together as the Novvia Group.

PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group

Consumer Packaging specializes in manufacturing finished bags and pouches, labels, shrink sleeves and rigid structures for national brand product launches, promotional events and sales samples.

McMaster Innovation Park announces mandatory vaccination policy

The policy at the research and innovation park in Hamilton, Ontario takes effect on Nov. 1.

Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene

If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

Star Plastics appoints Donald Wiseman as new CEO

Wiseman has held senior-level leadership roles with GreenMantra Technologies, PolyOne, Cabot Microelectronics, Americhem, and Rohm and Haas.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Inspecta. Detect contaminants, Improve quality standards.

Inspecta is the result of Piovan’s commitment to continuous improvement.

It detects the presence of Acetaldheyde or Benzene in PET products. It can be used by producers of PET granules, preforms, sheet and bottles to assure their own partners the quality of the supplied finished or semi-finished product. » Learn more
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Genomatica and lululemon collaborate to develop plant-based nylon for apparels

Nylon is the largest volume of synthetic material currently used to make lululemon products. » Read more

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
Sponsored Spotlight 

2017 Bandera PET Rigid Film Extrusion Line For Immediate Sale

Currently Used for the Manufacturing of Thermoformed Packaging Products.
In Excellent Condition:
  • 4x Components Raw Material Conveying System & 4x Dosing System for Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruder
  • Material Conveying and Dosing System Support Frames
  • Corotating Twin Screw Extruder 2C70mm 52D Air
  • High Vacuum Venting Device for Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruder
  • Back-Flush Superfiltration System 4/101 for continuous operation
  • Single Screw Extruder TR65 34D (Co-Extruder)
  • Cooling and Polishing Roll Stack Calender Light Duty Line PET
  • Further components included, click to view more
  • Original Cost €1,500,000
Contact: Paul Pilling, ppilling@hilcoglobal.eu or Andrew Bibby, abibby@hilcoglobal.eu
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CTMA Annual Shotgun Golf Tournament

Sept. 14, 2021
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, Dorchester, ON
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SPE Thermoforming Conference

Sept. 19-22, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI
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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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