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Arkema buys South Korea's PI Advanced Materials

The acquisition aims to broaden Arkema's range of high-performance polymers.


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Fill out our 2-minute easy SMED form and find out which quick mold change solutions are best for your business.

New sales management at Wittmann Battenfeld

New sales director Jochen Pernsteiner replaces Valentina Faloci.

Asahi Kasei moves global healthcare headquarters to U.S.

The Japan-based chemical maker expects healthcare, especially in the U.S., to be a main driver of its overall growth.

SPE FlexPackCon show releases educational program, speaker agenda

The multi-track program for the upcoming show in Montreal covers a wide-range of cutting-edge flexible packaging technologies.

Alpla, Coke launch India's first 100 per cent rPET water bottle

The bottle is being used for the packaged drinking water brand Kinley, and is currently available in one-litre bottles.

BASF opens Biodegradation and Microplastics Center of Excellence in North America

Located at BASF’s site in Wyandotte, Mich., the center support customers seeking a broad range of biodegradable circular economy solutions.

Open call for speakers at NPE2024

Organizations submitting speaker applications for the trade show must do so by July 17, 2023. 


Setting standards: precise, fast and high-end

ARBURG is set to continue the success story of the GOLDEN EDITION general purpose hydraulic series with the fully electric GOLDEN ELECTRIC series. Thanks to a range of standardised components, the new ALLROUNDERs feature high-grade, proven ARBURG technology "Made in Germany" and an attractive price/performance ratio. » Click here for videos and more details.

New polymer material can act as 'muscle' for robots

Penn State researchers have developed a ferroelectric polymer that converts electrical energy into motion. » Read More...

Thermoforming automation reaches for more

As thermoformers look for faster production rates with higher capacities while also grappling with labour shortages, automation has become a necessity. And virtually all automation suppliers now have enhanced equipment offerings. » Read More...

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Canadian Plastics Fall Classic Golf Tournament

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Robotic Grinding and Finishing Conference - July 25, 2023

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World Plastic Connection Summit 2023 - August 21 - 24, 2023

August 21 - August 24, 2023 Av. Chedid Jafet, 222, Bloco C - 4º Andar Vila Olímpia, CEP: 04551-065 São Paulo - SP, Brasil » Visit website

SPE FlexPackCon 2023 - October 10 - 12, 2023

October 10 - October 12, 2023 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5 » Visit website