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Despite struggles, Europe still key market in global resin picture


April 15, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Challenges and opportunities facing international plastics and chemicals markets were tackled by a trio of top executives at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

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Engel creates new Wintec brand for Asia


April 11, 2014 2:17 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH has formed a new subsidiary in China that will sell injection molding machinery in Asia under a new brand name: Wintec.

US, European investors begin a broader look at Asia beyond China


April 10, 2014 3:01 pm ET

Interest in Southeast Asia as a global manufacturing alternative to China is growing, as multinational companies look for a safety valve to China's rising costs.

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Vietnam economy shows signs of bouncing back from slowdown


April 10, 2014 2:38 pm ET

Some signs of recovery in Vietnam were visible on a recent trip to the Plastics and Rubber Vietnam 2014 trade show, where multinational companies are boosting investments, and Vietnam's plastic product exports are rising more than 10 percent a year.

Lubrizol breaks ground for CPVC plant in India


April 7, 2014 10:51 am ET

Wickliffe, Ohio-based Lubrizol Corp. said it has broken ground on a TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride compounding plant in Dahej, India.

Polyplastics building 2 new plants in India


March 31, 2014 1:14 pm ET

NEW DELHI — Decorative plastic component maker Polyplastics Industries (I) Pvt. Ltd. is building two more plants in India to supply parts to supply the front grille to new products for the Indian market.

Varroc seeing new lighting business for scooters, motorcycles


March 31, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Headlight maker Varroc Group is looking to get further into lighting for scooters and motorcycles following its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Italy's Triom SpA.

Germany's Kayser Automotive expands to India, considers new production


March 31, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Einbeck, Germany-based Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH opened its first design and sales office in India in December, and recently received clearance to open production in the country soon.

India's Neolite forms alliance with Hella


March 31, 2014 12:07 pm ET

Indian auto lighting firm Neolite ZKW believes it has finally found a long-term partner through a strategic alliance with Europe's Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

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