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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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India's machinery makers seek continued tariff targeting Chinese equipment


June 26, 2014 2:36 pm ET

After winning steep tariffs against Chinese-made injection molding machines, India's domestic machinery industry is accusing the Chinese of continuing to “dump” equipment by using factories in third countries.

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Hedstrom considering reshoring some playball molding


June 25, 2014 2:58 pm ET

A decade ago, Hedstrom Plastics moved its playball rotational molding operations to China. But rising costs there are making company officials rethink that strategy — and one future option could be reshoring ball production to North America.

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KraussMaffei machines headed to China for appliance manufacturing


June 25, 2014 10:00 am ET

KraussMaffei AG has supplied Germany-based BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte with four injection molding machines for use in China, the company has announced.

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Germany's RKW sees Asia as its 'next big growth'


June 24, 2014 11:42 am ET

SHANGHAI — Most of the capacity growth for large German plastic film manufacturer RKW since 2010 has come from a push into global markets, particularly in North America and North Africa. Now, with its first Chinese plant opening by the end of...

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BASF boosting capacity in China


June 20, 2014 11:45 am ET

With three expansion projects coming on stream at its Pudong campus in Shanghai, BASF SE is bringing significant capacity increases for engineering resin compounds and polyurethane materials and components.

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