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Hong Kong's TK eyes expansion, may buy Nypro Tool operation


September 19, 2014 2:49 pm ET

Hong Kong-based mold maker and plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. said it's reached a tentative agreement to buy a tooling factory in Shenzhen from a multinational company, which it said is needed to expand capacity.

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3-D printing specialist aims at better materials, faster equipment


September 19, 2014 2:07 pm ET

An exception in the crowded field of boutique vendors and agents at this year's AsiaMold show was Changsha-based Hunan Farsoon Hi-tech Co. Ltd., whose nylon-based selective laser sintering systems have applications in industrial-strength prototyping.

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Smartphone work adds 52 percent to sales for China's Eva Precision


September 18, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52 percent in the first six months of the year, to HK$742.8 million (US$95.8 million).

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China's Polymax Elastomer launches U.S. production in Illinois


September 17, 2014 3:35 pm ET

Chinese materials maker Polymax Elastomer Technology Co. Ltd. has opened a North American production site and headquarters in Waukegan, Ill.

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Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight


September 15, 2014 3:18 pm ET

An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only threatened delivery of some battery-operated, ride-on cars to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but is being...

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ZF finalizes deal to buy TRW, creating another global auto supply giant


September 15, 2014 1:09 pm ET

TRW Automotive Holdings, in a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July, said Sept. 15 it has agreed to be acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG for $13.5 billion in cash.

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Sabic, Chinese Academy of Sciences sign five-year development agreement


September 15, 2014 11:54 am ET

Ties between one of the world's biggest oil producers and one of its biggest consumers grew tighter Sept. 12 with the announcement of a five-year agreement between petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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China's Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project


September 12, 2014 2:16 pm ET

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.

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China's top plastics processors named


September 10, 2014 5:46 pm ET

China National Light Industry Council has released its annual rankings of plastic processors.

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Beaumont battles technology theft from China


September 10, 2014 2:21 pm ET

John Beaumont, who runs a small company in Erie, Pa., making a product for injection molds called the MeltFlipper, is facing a website in China that he says cut-and-pasted company sales information from his Beaumont Technologies Inc., and from...

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