With tight freight capacity nationwide and supply constraints with many plastic resins, clients are advised to provide expanded lead times on orders to help ensure delivery dates.
The U.S. reported more than 56,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest level since mid-August and second-most behind more than 78,000 new cases in India. The death toll in the U.S. has passed 211,000, with 961 reported Thursday.
Average daily infections are averaging more than 45,000 this week, an 8% increase from last week’s average.
Toyota and Hino are developing a hydrogen fuel-cell electric freight truck for the North American market. The announcement came after Daimler said it would start producing a Mercedes-Benz Class 8 electric truck in 2021.
A surge of 96,996 new COVID-19 cases in Europe Thursday sealed a record increase in global one-day infections (338,000+), according to the World Health Organization. Cases are rising in 54 countries, with surges in Europe, Canada and Argentina.
Poland registered record daily COVID-19 infections today for the fourth consecutive day.
The Czech Republic has registered record COVID-19 infections for the past three days.
New infections in Russia topped 12,000 today, a record.
Governments across Europe held emergency sessions to plan countermeasures against the spreading virus, including new shutdowns and social distancing mandates.
GDP in the U.K. rose a disappointing 2.1% in August, less than half analyst estimates and a third of the growth rate in July, indicating its recovery is slowing. Output remains 10% below pre-pandemic levels.
3D Market Manager Haleyanne Freedman and Jacob Fallon, Braskem’s Technology Engineer for 3D Printing, co-hosted a webinar on Polypropylene Advancements in 3D Printing this week. Watch the recording here.
Stop by M. Holland’s virtual booth at IWCS to meet our team of Wire & Cable experts. The M. Holland team is exhibiting October 15-16 from 8 am to 1 pm ET. Click here to learn more.
Global Healthcare Manager Josh Blackmore will be a featured speaker at the Plastics in Healthcare Virtual Edition, sponsored by Plastics News, October 26-30. The title of his talk: Applying the Lessons from the First Wave of COVID-19 to Successfully Navigate the Second.
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