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U.S. Plastics Pact calls for elimination of 11 “problematic” packaging products and materials

While the phaseout targets are voluntary, several U.S. industry groups are criticizing the proposal.

Nexe acquires an industrial facility in Windsor, Ont.

The company says it gains access to a workforce in Windsor that is experienced with injection molding and other manufacturing skills.

StackTeck adds customer support in Mexico

The Ontario company has partnered with industry veteran Ruben Saldaña.

HASCO Magna eDrive systems hits the market on Volkswagen MEB platform

The system integrates an induction-type e-motor, an integrated single-speed gearbox, a high-voltage inverter, and the corresponding software and controls.

Province launches Skilled Trades Ontario agency

The new Crown agency will promote and market the trades, develop the latest training and curriculum standards, and provide a streamlined experience for tradespeople.

Industry demand for automation is boosting machine vision market, report says

APAC will remain largest and fastest-growing market for machine vision systems over the forecast period due to growing industrialization in the region, says the new Frost & Sullivan study.

Packaging supplier Canyon Plastics acquired by VPET USA

VPET is owned by private investment firm Graham Partners.

Construction starts on new Alpla, Coca-Cola PET recycling plant in Mexico

The $60-million Planta Nueva Ecología de Tabasco project will have the capacity to process 50,000 tonnes of post-consumer PET bottles per year.
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Special Reports 

How to manage traditions for the continued success of the family business

Sometimes holding onto traditions can be a hindrance to the success of family businesses, but there are ways to innovate while also honouring them. » Read more

Sweet! Scientists develop mechanically recyclable sugar-based polymers

The new family of polymers have all of the qualities of common plastics, but are also degradable and mechanically recyclable. » Read more

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