New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows

July 21, 2014 12:50 pm ET

Flexible ITO Solutions, which goes by FITOS, has an informal development agreement with a smart window manufacturer that could use the technology to make windows that can block light.


Samsung suspends China molder accused in child labor investigation

July 16, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned molder in China in the midst of child labor allegations.


German court backs LPKF in Motorola dispute

July 11, 2014 11:00 am ET

A German court has told Motorola it must stop selling cell phones which have antennas made with a patented plastic electronics process.


'Whatever you can dream of, you can make it'

June 18, 2014 1:33 pm ET

"The industry in total has accelerated its growth and technology. Innovation is really the key and the foundation to creating more jobs in America."

Demand hike prompts Chinese firm to triple battery separator film capacity

June 17, 2014 3:29 pm ET

In response to soaring demand, Cangzhou Mingzhu Plastic Co. Ltd. plans to invest about 245.9 million yuan ($39.4 million) to build additional capacity for separator film for lithium-ion batteries.


Acid test for plastic battery shows potential

June 12, 2014 9:55 am ET

Researchers have developed a technology that could see plastics replace lithium in battery design.


Slow but steady wins the race for U.S. injection molder in China

May 22, 2014 11:30 am ET

In fast-moving China, a small American injection molding company is showing that it's possible to succeed by following a slow and measured path to growth.


Dell using carbon neutral and closed-loop recycled plastics in packaging, parts

May 21, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Computer giant Dell Inc. has lined up plastics partners to help it meet ambitious environmental goals.


German electronics firm expanding in Hungary

April 22, 2014 9:46 am ET

German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in northwestern Hungary


3D Systems developing faster printers to support Google's new phone project

April 11, 2014 9:12 am ET

3D Systems Corp. is part of a new phone concept for Google Motorola which will allow phone buyers to mix and match different elements of a smartphone.

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