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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

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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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China's Xiaomi plastic smartphone finds success where bigger names failed


April 8, 2014 5:09 pm ET

Lei Jun, CEO of China-based Xiaomi Inc. wants to be China's Steve Jobs. The company he founded in Beijing less than four years ago already has over 3,000 employees and revenue in 2013 of 6.25 billion euros ($8.6 billion).

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Arrow provides security in electronics recycling


April 8, 2014 4:33 pm ET

Arrow Electronics targets the nation's largest firms for its information technology asset disposition (ITAD) business, taking no-longer-needed equipment and either finding a new home for the electronics or recycling the materials.

Treofan consolidates its technical film business


April 1, 2014 9:23 am ET

Germany-based Treofan, a biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film maker, has announced that it will consolidate its technical film business into a new electronics business unit.

Russian court dismisses appeals in 2004 price fixing case


April 1, 2014 9:15 am ET

A Moscow federal court has dismissed appeals by six Russian companies, including Sibur group, in a long running case alleging they were involved with others in 2004 in a price fixing cartel in Russia's soft cable compounds market.

Filmtech, Q4 will work jointly to boost film use for simulators


March 28, 2014 10:35 am ET

Filmtech Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Q4 Services LLC that appoints Q4 as the exclusive distributor of optical standard metalized film for use in the simulation industry starting July 1.

Hong Kong's TK Group to open new molding plant in Suzhou


March 27, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Hong Kong-based custom plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. plans to open a new molding facility in Suzhou, China, later this year and expand its mold-making capabilities, as it sees growing sales from the car industry.

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Diverse employee mix pays off for Micro Mold and Plastikos


March 19, 2014 2:49 pm ET

The top two Best Places to Work in the Plastics Industry are family-run businesses — run by the same family. Micro Mold Co. Inc. and its sister firm, Plastikos Inc., claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 slots, respectively, in the Plastics News ranking.

Stanford engineers developing flexible electronics with carbon nanotubes


March 18, 2014 9:58 am ET

Engineers are using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) instead of rigid silicon in an attempt to build flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers, that could be folded up or rolled away.

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