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Innovations in Plastics

Semiconductor chip shortage will cost the auto industry $210B in 2021, new forecast says

Consulting firm AlixPartners also says that production of 7.7 million units will be lost in 2021, up from its earlier forecast of 3.9 million units.

Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Industry experts say the ongoing shortage of the ubiquitous material is unlikely to be resolved quickly, and that plastic resin price hikes are trickling down to consumer goods and adding to inflation.

Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth, KPMG surveys say

The vast majority of CEOs at Canada's biggest corporations, and almost half of SMEs, are bullish about mergers and acquisitions, the surveys find.

KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada

Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.

Cargill buying Arkema’s epoxides business

The acquisition aims to boost Cargill's ability to supply bio-based solutions for plastics, automotive, and other industries.

Teknor Apex completes build of new European manufacturing facility in Germany

The new plant in Rothenburg ob der Tauber produces TPEs and engineering thermoplastics.
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Special Reports 

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Bobbi Liebrecht

After more than 22 years with Nova, the company's manufacturing West process and technology leader looks back on her career, and ahead on the growing role of women in plastics. » Read more

Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem

Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems. » Read more

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Sept. 27-29, 2021
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Oct. 12-16, 2021
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