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Chinaplas 2022 cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Chinaplas 2023 is set for April 17-20, 2023, in Shenzhen.

Canadian PVC decking maker Tiva investing $8.3 million in Blackville, S.C. plant

Mississauga, Ont.-based Tiva plans to hire 122 workers at the plant, which will extrude decking and other building materials.

LG Magna e-Powertrain joint venture breaks ground in Mexico

Scheduled for completion in 2023, the new facility will produce inverters, motors, and on-board chargers to support General Motors’ electric vehicle production.

CME releases report providing provincial strategy to support Ontario’s manufacturing sector

The plan has three pillars that CME officials describe as being 'crucial to Ontario’s prosperity and to ability to stay competitive.'

Avient to buy DSM’s protective materials business

The deal includes DSM's Dyneema-brand fiber.

Resin distributor Distrupol acquires Finland-based Oy Baritec AB

Founded in 1994, Oy Baritec is a distributor of resins, additives, adhesives, and colour concentrates, and supplies products to clients in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

LyondellBasell to shutter Houston refinery

The move is part of the chemical maker's plans to exit the refining business.
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Why algae can be our next secret weapon to combat plastic pollution

Microalgae are the most promising nature-based candidate capable of destroying microplastics. » Read more

Spring Cleaning: Getting your IP House in Order

Even IP-oriented businesses should frequently revisit and refresh their IP policies and strategies to ensure that they continue to align with business goals. » Read more

Robotics Summit & Expo

May 10-11, 2022
Boston, Mass.
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Circularity 22

May 17-19, 2022
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Argenplas 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Automate 2022

June 6-9, 2022
Detroit, Mich.
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