What's in the US Recover Act, and why is the plastics industry supporting it? @Steve_Toloken has a comprehensive story for @plasticsnews

Thermoplastic pipe extruder Ipex USA LLC completed the stock purchase of Silver-Line Plastics Corp., which manufactures pipe at four U.S. sites.

From K 2019: Optimism, opportunity in plastics for ExxonMobil

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US-based Hillenbrand, which owns Coperion and is in process of buying Milacron, says sales in its Process Equipment Division were up by 5% to €1.27bn for year to end of September. Forecasts 2-4% growth for 2020 Group result up 2% to $1.81bn

Swiss specialty foam maker FoamPartner is to build a new industrial foam converting centre at its plant at Duderstadt in Germany. The €10m 8,500m2 facility will open in H1 2020 and will take on work from its Stadtallendorf plant, which will close

Looking for some weekend reading? The November edition of Compounding World is out now. It includes articles on carbon black, reinforcements, batch mixers and packaging additives, plus the latest news and views from the #K2019 show. Read it for free here

We didn't get to the offsite @digimarc sorting technology demonstration during #K2019 but the @BBC did and put together this short video news feature. Explains the @ProcterGamble developed technology pretty well #recycling #plastic #packaging

Box of rice with invisible barcodes

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

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