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Davis-Standard names Giovanni Spitale as new CEO

Outgoing CEO Jim Murphy has been elected as vice chairman of Davis-Standard’s board of directors.

Magna enters joint venture with LAN to assemble seats in Michigan

The JV will assemble complete seats for Ford, with production expected to start in the second quarter of 2023.

Canadian fuel cell polymer maker Ionomr Innovations expands in New York

The Vancouver-based company is setting up a research centre in Rochester.

Canadian start-up Encoma enters HDPE pipe market

The Manitoba-based company is using the first KraussMaffei QuickSwitch line in North America.

ProAmpac continues expansion into Canada with Belle-Pak Packaging acquisition

Markham, Ont.-based Bell-Pack makes poly mailers for e-commerce and logistics services, packing list envelopes, and custom medical and clinical bags.

Celanese to buy majority of DuPont’s Mobility & Materials business

The $11-billion deal will give Celanese a broad portfolio of engineered thermoplastics and elastomers, brands and intellectual property, and global production assets.

Canadian plastics industry sales veteran Peter Stephen passes away

A machinery salesman and business owner, Stephen also served as a three-time chairman of the Plast-Ex trade show.

Join us on March 22 for Advance: Women in Manufacturing

The virtual event offers live panel discussions, a keynote presentation, a workshop and on-demand sessions.
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New plant-derived composite with bone-hard toughness

Developed by researchers at MIT, the material could pave the way for sustainable plastics. » Read more

The wiring in your plane could soon be made from recycled plastic – new research

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