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China's lithium battery separator industry faces overcapacity


March 6, 2014 10:44 am ET

Despite the healthy growth of the lithium battery separator market in China, predicted overcapacity will bring ruthless competition in the next few years.

Medbio adds tooling with buy of Concept Molds


March 5, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Precision injection molder Medbio Inc., based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired local mold builder Concept Molds Inc.

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Tech Molded Plastics named Processor of the Year


March 4, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Technology and scientific molding help Tech Molded Plastics Inc. produce small precision parts for automotive, electronics and medical — but the real keys are teamwork and hands-on management at the family-owned molder. Tech Molded celebrated...

ResTech buys Northeast Mold & Plastics


February 7, 2014 12:56 pm ET

ResTech Plastic Molding Inc. is adding two-shot molding capability to its portfolio with the acquisition of Northeast Mold & Plastics Inc. of Glastonbury, Conn.

Taiwan's Ju Teng: factory will be world's biggest for composite smartphone cases


February 4, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Taiwan's Ju Teng International, a major manufacturer of laptop casings, is investing at least $10 million in China to set up what it says will be the largest factory in the world for high-volume plastic-fiber composite smartphone and tablet covers.

Lenovo buying Motorola Mobility from Google Inc.


January 30, 2014 11:53 am ET

The sale announcement comes as Motorola is just weeks away from moving more than 2,000 workers into Chicago's Merchandise Mart and becoming the biggest tech employer in the city. It also comes about a year after Motorola and its manufacturing partner – Flextronics International Ltd. – opened a plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to assemble...

Molex opens expanded tooling operation in China


January 27, 2014 2:57 pm ET

Molex Inc., a major producer of plastic components for the electronics market, has expanded its global tooling capabilities with the opening of a 200,000-square-foot facility at its Chengdu hi-tech development zone facility in China on Jan. 16.

Tredegar adding PET film capacity in Brazil


January 17, 2014 11:20 am ET

Tredegar Corp.’s Terphane business unit will spend $80 million to increase production capacity for biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film at its plant in Pernambuco, Brazil.

Deadline looms to comply with conflict minerals rule


January 10, 2014 3:59 pm ET

As the clock ticks on a May 31 deadline to submit conflict mineral reports to the federal government, some in the plastics industry are wondering how the new law aimed at addressing a humanitarian crisis in Africa applies to them.

Tredegar adds extrusion capacity in China


January 10, 2014 3:38 pm ET

Tredegar Corp. is spending $18 million on a new extrusion line in Guangzhou, China, to increase the production of surface protection films.

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