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ADM Montreal is almost here

Québec’s premier manufacturing event encompasses the co-located shows of Automation Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Expoplast, Pack Ex, and Powder & Bulk Solids under one roof.

Toronto-based EPS maker Amvic acquired by Foam Holdings

Foam Holdings has also bought Concrete Block Insulating Systems Inc., a maker of EPS preformed concrete block systems and insulated containers headquartered in Brookfield, Mass.

CPP, CIAC, and Circular Materials collaborate to advance a circular plastics economy for Canada

The collaboration will be focused on providing solutions that address plastic waste and pollution in Canada.

Scotia Investments and CKF acquire plastics packager Packright Manufacturing

Langley, B.C.-based Packright will become a wholly owned subsidiary of CKF.

Loblaw eliminates single-use plastic shopping bags in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories

The move comes after the Canadian retailer announced in June that it would halt the use of all single-use plastic bags by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

Nova selects European distributor Tricon to expand international footprint

Starting in early 2023, Tricon will be a branded distributor of Nova’s Advanced Sclairtech technology and other high-performance resins in the European market.

Karen Carter named president of Dow’s packaging & specialty plastics unit

She replaces Diego Donoso, who will retire from the Midland, Mich.-based firm in the first quarter of 2023.

Packaging maker Sealed Air buying Liquibox

Packaging supplier Liquibox employs approximately 1,300 workers across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

HIG Capital completes acquisition of Avient’s distribution business

The acquired business will operate as an independent entity and will be renamed Formerra.
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Special Reports 

3D bioprinter on International Space Station prints human tissue

By using microgravity to bioprint more complex structures, human organs can be created in space for patients needing transplants on Earth. » Read more

Burnout and isolation: Why employees and managers can’t ignore the social and mental health impact of working from home

Hybrid work-from-home schedules may help prevent burnout and improve mental health. » Read more
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Reducing barriers to recycling of plastics

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ADM Montréal/Expoplast

Nov. 9-10, 2022
Montreal, Que.
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Formnext 2022

Nov. 15 - 18, 2022
Frankfurt, Germany
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IBS 2023

Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023
Las Vegas
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