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Study: Indian plastics industry to grow 10 percent a year through 2018


February 6, 2015 2:47 pm ET

India's plastics processing sector is expected to grow 10 percent a year through 2018, although from a small base, as the manufacturing industry and economy shows signs of rebounding, according to industry statistics released at the Plastindia trade ...

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Plastics covers more territory in roofing


February 6, 2015 2:23 pm ET

Ply Gem Industries — a leader in sales of vinyl siding, windows, fences, rails and trim — topped off its product offerings last year with third-quarter shipments of “engineered slate” roofs developed by a separate legal...

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Indian distributor of Chinese presses to form manufacturing JV


February 6, 2015 11:03 am ET

The Indian distributor of a Chinese injection molding press maker is set to form a press manufacturing joint venture at Coimbatore in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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Plastindia opens, but verdict not in yet on new location


February 5, 2015 3:37 pm ET

The controversy surrounding the Plastindia trade show's last-minute move halfway across India — which led to lawsuits from domestic companies and major questions from international partners — may finally get a chance to be put to rest as ...

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Housing forecast predicts strong growth, demand for decks, doors, windows


January 20, 2015 4:59 pm ET

Demand for new single-family homes is projected to increase by as much as 26 percent in 2015, and if it does, building material makers will be supplying siding, windows and decks for 804,000 dwellings.

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Plastics help create net-zero energy home


January 20, 2015 3:31 pm ET

The New American Home — a working lab of best construction practices since 1984 — has reached its greenest goal yet with plastic pushing the envelope to achieve net-zero energy.

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Shining light on controversial topics is important


January 6, 2015 3:23 pm ET

Plastics News seeks to be a fair-minded news source, reporting on global developments for the industry and giving people the best information we can so they can make good decisions. We think it's that philosophy that's given us the market strength...

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Plastindia lawsuit postponed, some say could be 'dead' case


December 30, 2014 11:22 am ET

The legal challenge to the Plastindia trade show's move from Delhi to Gujarat may have lost steam, with an Indian court postponing a hearing until Jan. 12 and some supporters of the court fight saying it could be a “dead case.”

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Software helps packaging designers see what attracts consumers


December 29, 2014 1:00 pm ET

Eye movement, blood flow and even skin reaction all go into a unique program at Clemson University to help determine whether that next plastic package — or any package for that matter — is going to be a hit or a miss or somewhere in-...

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Plastimagen highlights Mexican success


December 12, 2014 11:28 am ET

The dust has settled. The exhibitors and public have gone home. But Plastimagen México 2014, the 19th edition of the show first held in the Mexican capital in 1987, is, it would seem, the new benchmark for Latin America’s plastics industry.

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