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DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point


April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens.

Officials warn China's PVC overcapacity will only get worse


April 21, 2014 3:47 pm ET

Despite worsening overcapacity, China still imports a million tons of PVC.

Global plastics recycling industry seeing an impact from the 'Green Fence'


April 21, 2014 12:52 pm ET

Last year's Green Fence action by the Chinese government is having a lasting impact on the global plastics recycling industry, said many of the attendees and speakers at this year's spring China Replas conference in Shanghai, organized by China Scrap Plastics Association.

Chinese coal mining company Jinhui launches bioplastic factory


April 21, 2014 10:18 am ET

Chinese coal mining company Shanxi Jinhui Energy Group Co. Ltd. is diversifying into bioplastics, launching production this month on a $35 million, 20,000-metric-ton factory for bio-based polybutylene adipate co-terephthalate.

Taiwan's TSRC expands in Nantong


April 21, 2014 10:08 am ET

Taiwan's TSRC Corp. said April 21 it has opened a 25,000-metric-ton capacity styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, and plans to add a further 30,000-ton SIS plant in Taiwan in 2016.

Lumena suspends trading, delays report amid claims of 'misrepresenting' financials


April 18, 2014 10:19 am ET

China Lumena New Materials Corp., which says it has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for polyphenylene sulfide resin, has suspended its stock trading and delayed its annual financial report after being hit with allegations it dramatically overstated sales.

UK firm Colloids to build its first masterbatch facility in China


April 18, 2014 10:02 am ET

U.K. masterbatch maker Colloids Ltd. said April 17 it plans to build a $6 million factory in Suzhou, China, its first outside the United Kingdom.

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

Chinese plastic pipe production grows 10 percent


April 14, 2014 1:21 pm ET

KUNMING, CHINA — China’s plastic pipe production grew 10 percent last year, to 12.1 million metric tons, fueled by increasing urbanization, expansion of rural drinking water systems and government spending on infrastructure, according to statistics from a Chinese pipe industry group.

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Engel creates new Wintec brand for Asia


April 11, 2014 2:17 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH has formed a new subsidiary in China that will sell injection molding machinery in Asia under a new brand name: Wintec.

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