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Chinese compounder diversifies into 3-D printing, new fields


March 13, 2015 3:02 pm ET

An overly competitive market and gloomy demand has Guangdong Silver Age Sci. & Tech Co. Ltd. looking beyond its core compounding business and aggressively venturing into potentially rewarding new fields.

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Executive Q&A: King of plastics straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

A Chinese entrepreneur with a humble beginning as an involuntary middle school drop-out, Lou Zhongping has earned the nickname “king of plastics straws.”

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Small is big when it comes to the world of plastic straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

Lou Zhongping has embraced new technology and lean manufacturing to make his company, Soton Daily Necessities Co. Ltd., the largest maker of drinking straws in the world.

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China's plastics industry protests TV show for calling PET bottle carcinogenic


March 11, 2015 1:03 pm ET

The China Plastics Processing Industry Association has lodged a complaint over a TV show that called PET bottles carcinogenic, but the producers refuse to apologize.

China's plastic products exports climb


March 11, 2015 12:32 pm ET

China's exports of plastics products jumped more than 20 percent in the first two months of this year.

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Hong Kong toymaker struggles to break through and build its own brand


March 9, 2015 3:55 pm ET

The bulk of toy makers at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Show are still focused on the mass-production market, but some ambitious toymakers eager to break out of the low-margin OEM rut are trying to build their own brands.

China outlines materials growth, directions


March 6, 2015 9:58 am ET

Despite continuous capacity expansion including coal-based projects, China still imports more than half of its ethylene consumption and more than a quarter of polymer resins.

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China lowers growth target


March 5, 2015 1:19 pm ET

The world's second largest economy has set its 2015 gross domestic product growth expectations at its lowest in a quarter of a century: 7 percent.

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Plastic Omnium makes China investment push


February 26, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it’s making in Asia, where it will locate 12 of the 20 new facilities in its near-term investment plans.

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Pret completes Wellman acquisition, reveals details


February 18, 2015 10:38 am ET

Just days before China shuts down for the week-long Spring Festival, Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. announced it has completed the acquisition of U.S. recycler WPR Holdings LLC, revealing many details of the transaction including board changes.

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