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Plastics News Plastics News is a weekly, 46,000-circulation trade newspaper delivering global news to a primarily North American market. Founded by Crain Communications Inc.

in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. PN is part of the Plastics News Global Grou

in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. PN is part of the Plastics News Global Grou

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Kickstart: Looking betterhttp://ow.ly/3k8B50GFitu
11/03/2021
Kickstart: Looking better

Kickstart: Looking better
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The eyewear industry has been going through a lot of changes. First we transitioned from picking out glasses at the eye doctor's office to selecting frames from a wide array of options sold on the internet. And just as the industry got used to the disruptive business style brought by Warby…

Kickstart: A global spotlight on plastics, sustainability | Another sweet combination for Aztec and chocolate | A STEM c...
11/02/2021
Kickstart: A global spotlight on plastics, sustainability

Kickstart: A global spotlight on plastics, sustainability | Another sweet combination for Aztec and chocolate | A STEM contest for middle school students
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World political and business leaders have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26, a global summit focused on climate change. The name stands for Conference of the Parties, referring to the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1994. This is the 26th…

Kickstart: SPE auto awards stretch to include COVID workhttp://ow.ly/bNQp50GCn43
11/01/2021
Kickstart: SPE auto awards stretch to include COVID work

Kickstart: SPE auto awards stretch to include COVID work
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The SPE auto division's annual Automotive Innovation Awards will include a category for industry collaborative efforts on producing ventilators and protective equipment. "We're looking forward to honoring our industry heroes who worked together to provide fast, efficient and effective solutions for....

Our 2021 Women Breaking The Mold Networking Forum will be held November 11-12 in vibrant Austin, Texas. Join us for Spee...
10/29/2021

Our 2021 Women Breaking The Mold Networking Forum will be held November 11-12 in vibrant Austin, Texas. Join us for Speed Networking!

This fast-paced networking session will allow attendees to meet each other through a series of one-on-one meetings.

Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/oVEK50GAw7A #PlasticsNews #WBMForum

Our 2021 Women Breaking The Mold Networking Forum will be held November 11-12 in vibrant Austin, Texas. Join us for Speed Networking!

This fast-paced networking session will allow attendees to meet each other through a series of one-on-one meetings.

Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/oVEK50GAw7A #PlasticsNews #WBMForum

Kickstart: New EPA hire was an environmental plastics lawyer | Swim exploration documentary | Compostable bagshttp://ow....
10/29/2021
Kickstart: No 'secret agenda' or 'looney-left'?

Kickstart: New EPA hire was an environmental plastics lawyer | Swim exploration documentary | Compostable bags
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In case you missed it, Assistant Managing Editor Steve Toloken wrote about a new attorney hired by the Environmental Protection Agency. Jennie Romer had worked with the Surfrider environmental group and has been heavily involved in creating legislation aimed at banning plastic bags. With EPA,…

Staunton, Va.-based medical supplier Cadence Inc. is expanding its Pennsylvania facility, including an expanded Class 7 ...
10/28/2021
Cadence expanding PA facility, adds clean room space

Staunton, Va.-based medical supplier Cadence Inc. is expanding its Pennsylvania facility, including an expanded Class 7 clean room.
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The Virginia-based medical supplier has needed to add to its operations in Pennsylvania and when a neighboring manufacturer did not renew its lease, Cadence signed on to take over the space.

Kickstart: Seattle police bust a shop selling stolen Star Wars Lego sets | Music fans in China and "cut out" cassette ta...
10/28/2021
Kickstart: This is the way: Seattle police bust a shop selling stolen Star Wars Lego sets

Kickstart: Seattle police bust a shop selling stolen Star Wars Lego sets | Music fans in China and "cut out" cassette tapes | Cyberattacks in the auto industry
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A shop owner is headed to court for dealing in stolen merchandise — 171 Lego toy sets that had been swiped from another retailer in Seattle. In July, Seattle police launched Operation MandalOrganized Retail Theft, a name based on the fact that a shoplifter had repeatedly stolen Lego sets,…

SPONSORED BY KraussMaffeiMaximum precision in the smallest spaceCars are full of sensors and automation, but these can o...
10/27/2021

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Maximum precision in the smallest space

Cars are full of sensors and automation, but these can only be controlled electronically if complex plug-in connections are present. KraussMaffei demonstrates the benefits on a CX 80 injection molding machine.

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SPONSORED BY KraussMaffei

Maximum precision in the smallest space

Cars are full of sensors and automation, but these can only be controlled electronically if complex plug-in connections are present. KraussMaffei demonstrates the benefits on a CX 80 injection molding machine.

Learn More - https://www.plasticsnews.com/sponsored-content/maximum-precision-smallest-space

SPONSORED BY ENGEL North AmericaProcess consistency is key for stacked fruit cratesHigh precision and process consistenc...
10/27/2021

SPONSORED BY ENGEL North America

Process consistency is key for stacked fruit crates

High precision and process consistency despite a high variation of products - that's an accurate description of one of the leading manufacturers' of fruit crates and recyclable containers production.

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SPONSORED BY ENGEL North America

Process consistency is key for stacked fruit crates

High precision and process consistency despite a high variation of products - that's an accurate description of one of the leading manufacturers' of fruit crates and recyclable containers production.

Learn More - https://www.plasticsnews.com/sponsored-content/europlast-combines-quality-efficiency-and-sustainability-thanks-engel-duo

Tomorrow! Join us at 9AM EDT/ 2PM GMT/ 3PM CEST for a Sustainable Plastics Livestream sponsored by Avient. In the first ...
10/27/2021

Tomorrow! Join us at 9AM EDT/ 2PM GMT/ 3PM CEST for a Sustainable Plastics Livestream sponsored by Avient.

In the first of a new monthly series, Editor Karen Laird of Sustainable Plastics will discuss the latest trends, including a sustainability wrap up from Fakuma and an advance look at what she expects at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/lnWg50Gvm0s #SustainablePlastics #SPLive

Tomorrow! Join us at 9AM EDT/ 2PM GMT/ 3PM CEST for a Sustainable Plastics Livestream sponsored by Avient.

In the first of a new monthly series, Editor Karen Laird of Sustainable Plastics will discuss the latest trends, including a sustainability wrap up from Fakuma and an advance look at what she expects at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/lnWg50Gvm0s #SustainablePlastics #SPLive

Shortages will continue to impact everyday life — especially Adele, who's vinyls for her next album are delayed and Trex...
10/27/2021
Kickstart: The many ways shortages are continuing to impact daily life

Shortages will continue to impact everyday life — especially Adele, who's vinyls for her next album are delayed and Trex is starting to build its third plant | Today in Kickstart
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When I was grocery shopping over the weekend, I was surprised to find that the store had apparently run out of produce bags. In every spot where a roll of the thin film bags should be, there were small, thicker bags with handles. Obviously we all know by now that there are shortages of certain…

Today! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS. Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep div...
10/26/2021

Today! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/3qZK50Gw87l #PlasticsNews

Today! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/3qZK50Gw87l #PlasticsNews

Kickstart: Boris Johnson and plastics | Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge | Using camouflage to highlight rather tha...
10/26/2021
Kickstart: 'He's completely lost the plastics plot'

Kickstart: Boris Johnson and plastics | Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge | Using camouflage to highlight rather than hide
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The United Kingdom's plastics industry started off this week with a very serious dispute involving U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. During an Oct. 25 special question-and-answer session with children ages 8-12 in advance of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Johnson said Brits…

Tomorrow! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS. Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep ...
10/25/2021

Tomorrow! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/vZRB50GvlQR #PlasticsNews

Tomorrow! Join us at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/vZRB50GvlQR #PlasticsNews

Kickstart: More inclusive treatshttp://ow.ly/s2TW50GxokK
10/25/2021
Kickstart: More inclusive treats

Kickstart: More inclusive treats
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For Halloween this year, a big name in entertainment and retail is getting involved in the adaptive costume business. The Walt Disney Co. is selling a range of costumes featuring princesses, superheroes and Star Wars characters — Disney owns the Star Wars and Marvel entertainment brands — that.....

Kickstart: Nostalgia is calling, with bluetooth and a toy phonehttp://ow.ly/YX7u50Gw7xH
10/22/2021
Kickstart: Nostalgia is calling, with bluetooth and a toy phone

Kickstart: Nostalgia is calling, with bluetooth and a toy phone
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Forget about the latest iPhone news. The phone you really should buy is a true classic that has been updated for today: the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone. The toymaker has added bluetooth capability to the bright plastic toy for its 60th anniversary. Once you pair it to your smartphone, you can…

Next week! Join us on October 26 at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS. Ken Burleson's presentation wi...
10/22/2021

Next week! Join us on October 26 at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/EWrN50GtfC8 #PlasticsNews

Next week! Join us on October 26 at 2pm EDT for a Plastics News Webinar sponsored by CMS.

Ken Burleson's presentation will take a deep dive into understanding the CMS complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors that negatively impact production.

Learn more and register at:http://ow.ly/EWrN50GtfC8 #PlasticsNews

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