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Published: 5/11/2020

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus
Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.

Published: 5/1/2020

Dow to Throttle Back PE Production in the Americas
Dow is idling three PE plants and two elastomer plants to address supply/demand imbalance, exacerbated by the coronavirus impact/

Published: 4/30/2020

Tooling Tech Supplied Thermoform Tooling for Hospital Bed Production in Support of Coronavirus Relief
Tooling Tech was able to go from design to finished tool in less that the two-week delivery requested by Kruger for Emergency & Disaster Relief Beds in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Published: 4/30/2020

Mitsubishi Chemical America to Acquire Gelest
MCA’s technology platform will be bolstered though acquisition of organic and inorganic hybrid chemicals manufacturer Gelest. 

Published: 4/29/2020

Bockatech and Westfall Technik Solidify EcoCore Foam Core Technology License Deal
Westfall Technik to promore use of EcoCore PP foam core technology in the U.S. to create new opportunities for more sustainable lightweight single-use and reusable packaging.  

Published: 4/21/2020

Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility
The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.

Published: 4/17/2020

Dow Develops Simplified, Lightweight Design for Face Shields in the Fight Against Coronavirus; Calls Out for Fabrication Partner
Dow shares open-source design of new face shield for healthcare professionals and is seeking fabricators to accelerate prodution to address PPE shortages.

Published: 4/17/2020

Aptar Seeks FDA Emergency Authorization for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Decontamination with ActivShield
Aptar aims to contribute in the battle against coronavirus with its ActivShield controlled-release chlorine dioxide decontamination strips.

Published: 4/15/2020

Borealis Completes Acquisition of Nova's 50% Ownership Share in Novealis
The three-way polyolefins venture Bayport Polymers is now a 50/50 joint venture between Borealis and Total. 

Published: 4/10/2020

Novel Washable PE-Based Health Mask Produced Via Thermoforming
Responding to coronavirus outbreak, Orbis is offering its BiOAID mask technology to interested thermoformers.