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Chinese police, protestors, clash over proposed paraxylene plant


March 31, 2014 2:53 pm ET

Chinese police fought March 30 with protestors marching against a proposed chemical plant making paraxylene, a building block for PET and fibers, in the southern city of Maoming.

Invista breaks ground for China plants


March 28, 2014 10:48 am ET

Wichita, Kan.-based Invista yesterday broke ground on its nylon 6/6 plant and nylon precursor hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Shanghai.

Hong Kong's TK Group to open new molding plant in Suzhou


March 27, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Hong Kong-based custom plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. plans to open a new molding facility in Suzhou, China, later this year and expand its mold-making capabilities, as it sees growing sales from the car industry.

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W&H opens subsidiary in China


March 27, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Windmöller & Hölscher KG, the German manufacturer of blown and cast film and printing presses, has set up a subsidiary in China to handle sales, spare parts and service along with maintenance and repair.

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Engel to open second plant in China


March 27, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH, the Austria-based maker of injection molding machines and robots, will open a second plant in China — an operation in Changzhou to make injection presses, auxiliary equipment and drive systems.

Lear opens Asia headquarters in Shanghai


March 27, 2014 9:08 am ET

Lear Corp. opened its new Asian headquarters and regional technical center March 12 to support its fast-growing business in the region.

Cooper Standard takes on global expansion


March 27, 2014 8:40 am ET

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is opening 2014 with growing expectations, on the heels of a successful 2013 that saw its sales increase by $200 million to $3.1 billion.

Haitian reports record sales and profit on 'mild' recovery in China


March 26, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. said a modest recovery in China’s plastics industry last year and the release of the next generation of its molding machines pushed sales up 13.7 percent, to a record 7.2 billion Chinese yuan (US$1.17 billion).

Chinese PVC maker posts loss, former leader faces criminal charges


March 25, 2014 9:36 am ET

China's Sichuan Jinlu Group Co. Ltd. reported annual net loss of 174 million yuan ($30 million) in 2013, citing natural disasters and the fall of its former chairman as “worsening factors.”

Ineos fears wave of copycat acrylonitrile factories


March 24, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Ineos Group AG claims there are at least three new acrylonitrile factories being built in China that are illegally using its technology, and it defended its high-stakes lawsuit against Chinese state-owned petrochemical giant Sinopec by saying it feared a wave of copycat factories there would threaten the future of its business.

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