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TricorBraun buys Quebec rigid packaging maker Roda

The deal will expand TricorBraun's presence in Eastern Canada.

Ontario molder Stratus Plastics expanding its Kentucky operations

The Windsor-based injection molder will create 40 jobs while immediately expanding production at its Morgantown facility, with the potential for a total of 135 new positions in the years to come.

Former Nypro owner, Plastics Hall of Fame member Gordon Lankton passes away

Beginning in the 1960s, Lankton built Nypro into a large manufacturer with a dozen plants across the U.S., facilities in 11 other countries, and sales near $1 billion.
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Inspecta, Detect contaminants. Improve quality standards.

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CME asks government for more funding to help women in manufacturing

The Ottawa-based association is calling for extra funding for its Women in Manufacturing program, tax incentives to help employers to create childcare options, and additional money to help retrain women for jobs in manufacturing. » Read more

DuPont acquires Laird Performance Materials for $2.3 billion

Dow expects the deal to boost its ability to support smart/autonomous vehicles, 5G telecommunications, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and high-performance computing applications. » Read more

Composites One to acquire Solvay Process Materials business

The acquired business will be rebranded as Aerovac and will act as manufacturer, developer, and supplier of process materials, tooling, and services. » Read more
Special Reports 
Special Report

Back to Earth 2.0

A new generation of made-in-Canada compostable straws are about as sustainable as you can get. » Read More
Special Report

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Sarah Marshall

The Calgary-based firm’s director of sustainability looks back on her rise in the polyethylene resin industry. » Read More

World Petrochemical Conference 2021

Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12, 2021
IHS Markit
*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
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Plastfocus Virtual Expo 2021* (formerly Indiaplast)

Tuesday, March 9 - Sunday, March 14, 2021
*Virtual event
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Innovations for Increased Efficiency in Extrusion Coating Machines: Davis-Standard webinar

Friday, March 11, 2021
10am Central European Time/5pm China Standard Time; and 10am US EST/4pm Central European Time
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