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Vanessa Malena named president of Engel North America

She succeeds Mark Sankovitch, who will remain with the company as regional president of Engel in North America.

ATS Automation secures $167-million EV order

The order from a global automotive customer will expand the capacity of its automated battery module and pack assembly systems for operations within North America.

Linamar says Q3 vehicle production forecast is down ‘meaningfully’ for EU region

Overall, the auto parts maker forecast Q3 global vehicle production at 20.86 million, up from an earlier prediction for 20.14 million.

LyondellBasell forms JV to build plastic waste sorting and recycling facility

The new plant in Germany is designed to convert hard-to-recycle post-consumer plastic waste into feedstock for new plastic materials.

Bunting names Robert Bunting as president and CEO

He becomes the third generation of his family to hold the role.

Petronas completes acquisition of Swedish specialty chemicals group Perstorp

The petrochemical group entered the agreement with Financière Forêt SARL, a company under PAI Partners, a European private-equity firm.

Conventus Polymers named new distribution partner for AGC Chemicals in North America

The agreement covers Fluon ETFE and PFA fluoropolymers.

Ravago’s Robert Render talks plastics recycling trends in build-up to AMI Plastics World Expos

The co-located shows are taking place in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 9-10, 2022.
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Special Reports 

New process could enable more efficient plastics recycling

A chemical process using a catalyst based on cobalt appears very effective at breaking down such widely-used plastics as polyethylene and polypropylene. » Read more

‘Breakthrough’ process boosts plastics recycling by transforming PE into PP

Developed by scientists at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Dow, the new process can reduce carbon emissions. » Read more
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