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Expoplast 2020 cancelled, replacement virtual event scheduled for November-December

The next Expoplast in-person show is now scheduled for Nov. 9-10, 2022, at the Palais des congrès de Montreal.

American Chemistry Council picks new head of its plastics division

The Washington, D.C.-based ACC has named Joshua Baca, most recently the senior vice president, public affairs at the American Beverage Association, to the position.

Ontario opens new O-AMP funding round for auto parts companies

The province is making available $10-million in additional funding for applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program, which provides auto parts companies with funding to invest in new technologies and innovation.
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“The materials transition” could divert 382 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2040

The plastics industry requires a paradigm shift towards an absolute decoupling of materials consumption from growth of the economy if it is to achieve sustainability targets, according to new research from research firm Wood Mackenzie. » Read more

Researchers detect micro- and nanoplastics in human organs, tissues

In an analysis of 47 human liver and fat tissue samples, researchers from Arizona State University found plastic contamination in the form of monomers, or plastic building blocks, in every sample. » Read more

Measuring equipment maker Mahr names new GM of sales for North America

The Providence, R.I.-based company has appointed industry veteran Bill Taylor to the position. » Read more
Special Reports 
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Length definitely matters in a new PU-based wind turbine blade

Developed by Covestro, Goldwind, and LZ Blades, the project could mark the beginning of a new generation of longer and stronger blades for the wind power industry. » Read More
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Polymer helps researchers transform red bricks into batteries

The researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have developed a conductive polymer coating that allows bricks to store energy in order to power electronic devices. » Read More
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