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Material Insights

Material Insights: Preparing for a new China market
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Materials suppliers in Asia talk about how their firms are adjusting from the high volume growth in China during the past years to a slower growing,...
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Automotive

Antolin adds fifth Mexican plant to meet key Audi contract
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Global auto interiors supplier Grupo Antolín is building a fifth plant in Mexico to allow it to satisfy an important contract secured with Audi to...
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What Keeps You Up at Night: Mark Miller
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Mark Miller, president and CEO of Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Mich., discusses finding the right managers and interesting employment...
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Medical

Taiwanese press maker FCS setting up medical equipment joint venture
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GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Taiwanese injection molding machine manufacturer Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd. (FCS) is setting up a joint...
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Mergers & Acquisitions

JSW buys majority stake in South Korea's SM Platek
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Japan Steel Works Ltd. has purchased 80 percent of the shares of South Korean compounding extruder maker SM Platek Co. Ltd., and made SMP a...
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The Plastics Blog

Who are the plastics industry's leading women?
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I know the stereotype about executives and managers in the North American plastics industry. It's a big white men's club.
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PNN at Chinaplas: Trade group pushes energy efficiency with table tennis exhibition
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The German trade association VDMA talks energy efficiency and a major joint venture was announced during the second full day of Chinaplas.
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Packaging

DuPont emphasizing new products to maintain growth in China
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DuPont Co. officials know that economic growth is slowing in China. The materials supplier came to Chinaplas with a strategy for maintaining growth...
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Injection Molding

Melitta shifs film packaging to Poland, consolidates in Germany
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German coffee maker Melitta Group plans to close its Cofresco flexible packaging operation in Minden, Germany and switch the household film, foil and ...
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Blow Molding

Techne Graham's new products will make it a 'total solution provider'
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After 30 years of making extrusion blow molding machines, Techne Graham is rounding out its product offering with a new leak tester and an integrated ...
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Materials

Q&A: DuPont investing to respond to market needs
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DuPont Performance Polymers Asia Pacific Regional Business Director Colleen Pritchett sat down with Plastics News last week at the Chinaplas show in...
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Recycling

Trade group: Scrap recycling creates jobs
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Recycling of scrap, including plastics, is a big provider of jobs in the United States, according to a new study from a major scrap trade group.
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