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August 2, 2018
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Global auto sales expanded at a solid pace in the first half of 2018: report

But cracks are beginning to appear in certain emerging economies, a new report from Scotiabank says, and the threat of rising U.S. protectionism seems to have impacted vehicle sales in China.


Montreal-based sustainable chemicals maker BioAmber plans to liquidate

BioAmber filed for bankruptcy in early May, and has been unable to find a buyer for its assets since then.


Machinery maker Kiefel regroups its packaging activities

Germany-based Kiefel will group all its packaging activities into one unit, called the Kiefel Packaging Division, in order to increase its focus on the rigid plastic packaging market.


Ascend Performance Materials acquires thermoplastics maker Britannia Techno Polymer

The purchase will provide Houston-based Ascend with an engineering plastics manufacturing base in Europe and an expansion to its portfolio of proprietary compounds.
 
Special Reports 
 
Special Reports

Hamilton Plastic Systems is being reborn in the U.S.A.

Mississauga, Ont.-based auxiliary equipment maker Hamilton Plastic Systems is reinventing itself by expanding its product offerings and making a deep dive into the American marketplace. » Read More
 
Special Reports

“Infinitely” recyclable plastic invented

A new type of plastic developed by scientists at Colorado State University can – in theory, at least – be recycled over and over again. » Read More
 
EVENTS CALENDAR 
 

Polymer Chemistry 2018

August 27-28, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Utech North America

Sept. 11-13, 2018
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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