Steve Toloken

Title News Editor / International
Phone (313) 204-6273


Recent Articles

Jan 31   Fatalities reported in fire at Bangladesh factory

Jan 28   African equity fund invests in Kenya's General Plastics

Jan 22   Auto supplier Cooper-Standard to trim operations in Europe

Jan 21   Report: Global machinery sales to India continue to fall

Jan 16   Teijin to close Japan film plant as part of broader restructuring

Jan 15   India's Motherson builds car mirror molding plants in Michigan, China

Jan 12   Japan's JSP to build EPP plants in China, Thailand

Jan 06   Shining light on controversial topics is important

Jan 06   Sipchem, Hanwha open solar film plant in Saudi Arabia

Jan 05   DSM sells European composites distribution unit Euroresins

Dec 31   Study: impact of manufacturing reshoring 'less than hype' indicates

Dec 30   Plastindia lawsuit postponed, some say could be 'dead' case

Dec 23   Weak China demand hurts Chen Hsong, delays Shenzhen plant

Dec 12   PPS resin maker Lumena cuts production after ‘difficulties’ with banks

Dec 09   Study: Locally owned firms see fastest gains in China’s chemical market

Dec 08   New owners of China’s Fuwei Films replace top executive

Dec 05   Lawsuits: Government pressured Plastindia's move to Gujarat

Dec 04   Fischer-Tech partnering with Interlink for new HMI applications

Dec 02   Kabra, Metzerplas team up on drip irrigation for developing regions

Dec 01   Plastics deal makes Hanwha Korea's largest petrochemical firm

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

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Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

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