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Ontario manufacturers to receive more testing, inspections as stay-at-home order begins

The province will provide up to 300,000 COVID-19 tests per week to support manufacturing, warehousing, supply chain, and food processing.

Ford to close Brazil manufacturing operations

The company is closing two plants immediately and a third later in the year, as part of a restructuring plan meant to cut costs and increase efficiency.

Wittmann Battenfeld reorganizes its sales network

Sales and service in the company's medical technology, micro injection molding, packaging technology, elastomer engineering, multi-component injection molding, and light-weight design segments will be revamped over the next two years.
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Investment firm SK Capital buys packaging thermoformer Lacerta Group

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., Lacerta makes packaging primarily for the food sector. » Read more

BASF opens ASEAN Technical Development Center in Thailand

The new facility houses a state-of-the-art pre-polymer reactor technology to enable faster time-to-market for PU materials and solutions. » Read more

Injection molder MGS acquires European tooling supplier Formteknik

Formteknik’s operations in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany will allow Wisconsin-based MGS to deliver integrated manufacturing solutions in Europe with a single point of contact, mirroring its North American model. » Read more
Special Reports 
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New study reveals how microplastic pollution travels

The research from Princeton University reveals that microplastic particles get stuck when traveling through porous materials such as soil and sediment but later break free and often continue to move substantially further. » Read More
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Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic

The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks. » Read More

NAHB International Builders Show 2021*

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - Thursday, February 11, 2021
*Virtual event
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SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2021*

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Society of Plastics Engineers
*Virtual event
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Plastimagen Light 2021*

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 - Thursday, March 11, 2021
Tarsus Mexico, Mexico City
*New dates, hybrid exhibition
» Learn more