Akron, Ohio--Crain Communications Inc., publisher of BtoB
sister publication Plastics News
, agreed Thursday to acquire the plastics industry trade shows of Advanstar Communications Inc., including the Plastics Fair Expos and Western Plastics Expo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Plastics News
already produces Executive Forum and E-Business briefing conferences. Advanstar is currently looking for a buyer for its entire portfolio.