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Hyundai Mobis investing $24 million to expand in Slovakia


January 22, 2015 9:28 am ET

South Korean auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis has unveiled plans to invest about 21 million euros ($24.1 million) to modernize and expand the output capacity of its production facility in Gbeľany, in Slovakia's northern part.

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Emerging markets beckon China's toymakers


January 21, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Manufacturers at the recent Hong Kong Toys & Game show say plummeting oil prices have had negligible effect on toy makers' bottom lines.

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Report: Global machinery sales to India continue to fall


January 21, 2015 9:53 am ET

Difficulties in India's manufacturing sector are continuing to hit German plastics and rubber machinery exports, with sales to India down 15 percent in the first 10 months of last year, after dropping 25 percent in 2013.

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Teijin to close Japan film plant as part of broader restructuring


January 16, 2015 2:02 pm ET

An increasingly competitive polyester films market is prompting Teijin DuPont Films Japan Ltd. to close its Gifu, Japan, manufacturing facility, Tokyo-based Teijin announced Jan. 15.

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India's Motherson builds car mirror molding plants in Michigan, China


January 15, 2015 5:12 pm ET

Global auto parts molder Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec is spending $40 million on a plant expansion in Michigan that will nearly double its North American capacity for rearview mirrors.

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Poland's PCC Rokita and Thailand IRPC join forces to target Asia growth


January 14, 2015 11:34 am ET

Polish chemical company PCC Rokita and Thailand's IRPC Polyols have set up a joint venture agreement for the sale of polyols and polyurethane systems.

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Indorama adds to PET production in Turkey with Polyplex Europa deal


January 13, 2015 10:59 am ET

Thailand's Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has announced it has reached an agreement with Polyplex Europa Polyester Film San ve Ticaret. A.Ş., Turkey to fully acquire the new PET resin plant in Istanbul, Turkey, with a planned capacity of 228,000...

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Japan's JSP to build EPP plants in China, Thailand


January 12, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Japanese plastic foam manufacturer JSP Corp. is investing $15.2 million in factories in China and Thailand to make expanded polypropylene, to meet what it said is increased demand for light-weighting of cars and for the appliance and electronics...

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Haitian gains a foothold in Taiwan


January 8, 2015 2:23 pm ET

Injection press giant Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is establishing it first subsidiary in Taiwan, against the backdrop of a further slowing economy in mainland China.

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Shining light on controversial topics is important


January 6, 2015 3:23 pm ET

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