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August 1, 2019
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New Canadian company wants to build $5.6 billion petrochemical plant in B.C.

The $5.6 billion petrochemicals site in Prince George would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility, with the majority of the polyethylene product being shipped to Asia.

Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottles

InterContinental, which also owns the Crowne Plaza and Kimpton hotel chains, will transition to larger, bulk-sized toiletries beginning in 2021.

Magna breaks ground on new seating plant in Ohio

The Lancaster facility represents an initial investment of approximately US$60 million, and will be Magna’s first dedicated seat structure plant in the U.S.

Nordson appoints Marc Delplace as new eastern Canada sales manager

He will be responsible for sales of Xaloy screws, barrels, and related components and BKG screen changers, gear pumps, and valves in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
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K 2019 in Düsseldorf from 16 to 23 October

Over 3000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries participate at K 2019, known as “The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber”. K is the performance barometer for the entire industry and its global marketplace for innovations. It underscores its special position not only through its popularity with the global industry but also by addressing the current challenges of its sector, first and foremost in regard to “plastics for sustainable development” and the “circular economy”. These not only will be among the hot topics touched on at the exhibitors’ stands but will also be covered in the supporting programme. » Learn More
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Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africa

Conceptos Plasticos, a Colombian non-profit group, has partnered with UNICEF to collect plastic waste in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire and turn it into modular plastic bricks to build classrooms. » Read More
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Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic straws

Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative. » Read More

8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit

Aug. 20-22, 2019
Location: Location: Detroit, Mich.
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LSR 2019

Sept. 9-12, 2019
Location: Schaumburg, Ill.
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Polymers in Flooring

Sept. 17-18, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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