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Small is beautiful in Nissei's newest press


November 21, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-mounted injection molding machine so small that a single worker can wheel it around a factory floor.

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M&G sells minority stake to TPG


November 14, 2014 9:17 am ET

Mossi Ghisolfi Group has sold a $300 million stake in its M&G Chemicals SA unit — including its global PET resin business – to private equity firm TPG.

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Toyota Tsusho investing in Turkey, India


November 11, 2014 4:33 pm ET

Japanese materials trader and supplier Toyota Tsusho Corp. is expanding into Turkey and India, buying a 25 percent stake in a Turkish plastics distribution firm and setting up a compounding plant in India in a joint venture with Japan's Nippon...

Rajoo forms joint venture with Dutch machinery company


November 10, 2014 6:00 am ET

Rajkot, India-based extrusion machine maker Rajoo Engineers Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Meaf Machines BV to make sheet and thermoforming equipment.

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Plastindia exhibitors sue to block move


November 7, 2014 4:00 pm ET

Several exhibitors at India's largest plastics show are suing to prevent the show from moving from New Delhi to a new exhibition center under construction in Gujarat, accusing organizers of making a rash decision to move the massive fair five months ...

Yamada looks to expand customer base


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Japanese plastics molder Yamada Electric Ind. Co. is expanding the customer base for its two plants in Latin America, and is pondering where to set up its first plant in Eastern Europe.

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Corbion Puriac considering PLA plant in Thailand, if customers commit


October 31, 2014 11:52 am ET

Biofeedstocks supplier Corbion Puriac will build a polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand if it receives a sales commitment from customers.

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Petition asks for Plastindia to move back to Delhi, PIF board member resigns


October 20, 2014 2:28 pm ET

A member of Plastindia Foundation's management board has quit the organization to protest the manner in which the group moved its namesake Plastindia show to Gujarat. Meantime, an online campaign has started to pressure PIF to move the fair back to...

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Messe Düsseldorf supports Plastindia move, but with reservations


October 20, 2014 2:45 pm ET

Germany's Messe Düsseldorf, the largest overseas partner of the Plastindia show, has given its support to the last-minute move of Plastindia to a new convention center in Gujarat, but the German group has made it clear it would rather not have to...

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Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends, with the debut of what it claims is the world's first bioplastic touch screen computer housing at ...

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