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Nearly 200 nations commit to developing a legally binding plastics pollution agreement

The United Nation's top environmental body has agreed to move forward on a global plastics pollution treaty.

NPE2021 exhibitor fees will be applied to NPE2024

The Plastics Industry Association will issue non-refundable credits for its NPE2024 trade show to exhibitors who had made deposits for space for the 2021 event.

Magna suspends Russian operations

The auto parts maker has six plants in Russia and about 2,500 employees.

Feds announce $240 million investment in semiconductor and photonics industries

The government said the moves are aimed at helping address the global chip shortage.

Molson Coors to eliminate plastic six-pack rings

The brewer said it plans to eliminate plastic six-pack rings from its packaging globally by the end of 2025, beginning with Coors Light.

Packaging supplier Gualapack opens North American sales office

The Italy-based firm's new location in Miami will serve customers in the U.S and Canada.

DSM boosts material production capacity in China to serve EV market

The company has begun work on an additional compounding line for high-performance materials at its Jiangyin plant in Jiangsu Province.

Engel Austria acquires automation specialist TMA

Poland-based TMA focuses on automating in-mold labelling processes in the medium performance segment.

Join us on March 22 for Advance: Women in Manufacturing

The virtual event offers live panel discussions, a keynote presentation, a workshop and on-demand sessions.
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Special Reports 

Researchers develop self-healing polymer that rapidly recovers from damage

Created by a team from Japanese research institution Riken, the material almost completely recovers its original strength within minutes of being cut. » Read more

New plant-derived composite with bone-hard toughness

Developed by researchers at MIT, the material could pave the way for sustainable plastics. » Read more
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Women in Manufacturing - FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

Join us on March 22 to lead the charge on diversity, equity and inclusion in Canada’s manufacturing sector. Industry experts will share strategies for forging new opportunities for women in the manufacturing industry. Be part of the conversation, register today: » Learn more


March 8-11, 2022
Mexico City
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Women in Manufacturing 2022

March 22, 2022
Virtual event
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Automate 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Detroit, Mich.
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