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Hong Kong's Karrie develops own brand, looks into medical molding


July 14, 2014 4:28 pm ET

Hong Kong-based plastics molder Karrie International Holdings Ltd. plans to develop its own brand of household products and diversify into medical manufacturing.

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China's auto industry putting increased focus on carbon fiber


July 11, 2014 2:09 pm ET

It took BMW Group 10 years to bring carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics technology from its research labs to mass production in the i3 electric car, but some Chinese car companies are looking for a way to shorten that laborious process.

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Shanghai 3F, Solvay announce JV plant


July 11, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Shanghai 3F New Materials Co. Ltd. and Solvay SA have formed a joint venture new fluoromonomer TFE and PTFE polymers production plant in Changshu, China.

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Kureha launches China PVDF plant


July 11, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Kureha Corp.'s first polyvinylidene fluoride plant outside of Japan has started production.

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Chen Hsong hopes two-platen sales offset weakness in emerging markets


July 8, 2014 4:12 pm ET

Difficulties in China and key emerging markets hurt profits for Hong Kong-based injection press maker Chen Hsong Holding Ltd. in its most recent fiscal year, but the company pointed to positive developments in selling large two-platen machines that...

Biobased plastics drive interest in China, but face hurdles


July 3, 2014 12:52 pm ET

While biobased plastics account for less than 1 percent of the plastics resin sector, the 20 percent annual growth rate has some industry folk are abuzz.

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France's Albéa opens $14 million cosmetics packaging plant in Suzhou


July 1, 2014 11:23 am ET

French packaging giant Albéa Group today announced the opening of its new plant in Suzhou, boosting its presence in China.

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BASF, Huntsman and Chinese partners adding PU capacity in Shanghai


July 1, 2014 9:35 am ET

BASF SE and Huntsman Corp. as well as representatives from their China-based partners celebrated the beginning of construction on a new 240,000 metric tons per year capacity MDI polyurethane plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.

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Bayer closes polycarbonate sheet plants in Germany and China


June 30, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has announced a consolidation of its polycarbonate sheet business, involving plant closures and divestment in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

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High profile leader leaves Dynisco China


June 26, 2014 2:46 pm ET

Sensor and instrumentation industry leader Dynisco LLC has seen the departure of its first China general manager, who happens to be a 30-year-old Chinese entrepreneur who sold his own sensor business to Dynisco in 2012.

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