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Ontario-based Axiom Group expands into Michigan

The new Axiom operations facility will be located in Capac, and will be Axiom’s first in the U.S. for housing its plastic injection manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and administration.

Saint-Gobain acquires Montreal-based siding maker Kaycan

Kaycan is a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of exterior building materials in Canada and in the U.S.

reciChain plastics recycling program expands to Alberta

Relevant players from the plastics value chain have joined forces in this next phase of the reciChain program.

Waterloo Brewing eliminating some single-use plastic packaging

The company is opting for 'recyclable' cardboard packaging on some Seagram Island Time and LandShark Lager brands.

Robot sales in North America continue ‘record surge’ into 2022, association says

11,595 robots were sold at a value of US$646 million in Q1 2022, according to the Association for Advancing Automation.

Lanxess, Advent to buy engineering materials business from DSM

Lanxess says the acquired business is one of the leading global suppliers in high-performance specialty materials.

Geon acquires PVC compounder Cary Compounds

Geon will consolidate the assets of Manalapan, N.J.-based Cary into its manufacturing campuses.

Magna developing ‘Breakthrough Lighting’ features for vehicle exteriors

The integrated lighting technology will be ready for production on mobility applications in 2023.

igus unveils the world’s first urban bike made from recycled plastic

The bike is said to be maintenance-free and fully recyclable.
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WITTMANN innovations (2nd Qtr 2022)

The new edition of the quarterly issue of the international "WITTMANN innovations" magazine is now available for download. It is featuring the following topics:
  • Kärcher Romania uses equipment from the WITTMANN Group
  • TEMI+ MES system at Stamplast, Italy
  • Finest parts from SAF, France
  • Recycling at Monoflo, USA
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Special Reports 

The folly of the work-life balance

COVID-19 threw into disarray any semblance of a work-life balance, but right-to-disconnect policies preceded the pandemic by at least six years. » Read more

New plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate tons of landfill waste

The enzyme variant created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin can break down plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just hours or days. » Read more

Argenplas 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Automate 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Detroit, Mich.
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Global Pouch Forum

June 7-9, 2022
Rosemont, Ill.
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Thin Wall Packaging

June 14-15, 2022
Wheeling, Ill.
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