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Plastics Pioneers Association names four new members


October 24, 2014 1:33 pm ET

MCHENRY, ILL. — The Plastics Pioneers Association has elected four new members: John Beaumont, Joseph Bennett, James Johnson and Dennis Meade.

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Gerresheimer opens first development center in China


October 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Medical molder Gerresheimer AG has launched a development center for medical plastic systems in Dongguan, China.

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German export sales strong, push for energy savings continues


October 24, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Germany is the engine that drives the European economy — and when it comes to the plastics industry, German machinery is a potent force, an export-driven dynamo whose technology is admired the world over.

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Arburg expands presence in China


October 24, 2014 11:34 am ET

German machinery maker Arburg GmbH + Co KG has expanded its office in Shenzhen, China, making it the company's first competence center for automation in the country, and also named a new head of its China operations.

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SRG opens second China auto parts factory


October 24, 2014 11:25 am ET

U.S. automotive supplier SRG Global Inc. said Oct. 23 it is opening its second plant in China, an injection molding, plating and painting facility in the Chinese car production hub of Hubei province.

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BASF pre-tax earnings rise, but will miss financial targets for 2015


October 24, 2014 10:16 am ET

BASF SE has raised its expectations for pre-tax earnings in 2014 but warned that it would not hit its financial targets for next year.

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Sabic, Shell cancel expansion for SADAF joint venture in Saudi Arabia


October 24, 2014 9:19 am ET

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have cancelled plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture in Saudi Arabia following feasibility studies.

Blow mold maker adding laser cladding


October 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Blow molds need to be strengthened at points that wear, and an official of Canadian blow mold maker Garrtech Inc. said laser cladding can replace standard beryllium copper inserts.

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Sadara CEO says Middle East now has 20 percent of global ethylene capacity


October 24, 2014 9:33 am ET

Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban claims that the Middle East's ethylene capacity is now 20 percent of global production.

OSHA investigation launched following blast at NJ reticulated foam plant


October 24, 2014 9:00 am ET

Four workers were concussed and sustained minor injuries during an explosion at the Inoac Crest Foam plant in Moonachie, N.J., earlier this month.

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