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Haitian's standardization efforts paying off


August 29, 2014 9:53 am ET

Streamlined design efforts and robust export sales helped propel Ningbo, China-based injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International Holdings Ltd. to strong profits in the first half of 2014, the company announced in its interim...

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Haitian to start assembly of injection presses in India


August 25, 2014 2:59 pm ET

Chinese press maker Haitian International Holdings Ltd. plans to expand its operation in India.

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Japan's DIC planning PPS compounding plant in China


August 25, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Japanese materials firm DIC Corp. plans to open its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounding plant in China by the end of 2015.

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VDMA clarifies Tokyo statement about China


August 21, 2014 2:57 pm ET

Some remarks that VDMA President Reinhold Festge made at a recent press conference in Tokyo turned into sensational headlines in China.

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Milacron commits $30 million to investment in India


August 20, 2014 5:42 pm ET

MUMBAI (Updated) — Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC plans to invest $30 million over the next three years in India. The investments will double capacity at Ferromatik Milacron India Pvt. Ltd.'s Ahmedabad plant, which currently makes injection and ...

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Cooper-Standard JV to focus on Asia


August 20, 2014 10:17 am ET

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is forming Cooper Standard Inoac Pte. Ltd. — a joint venture with Inoac Corp. of Japan — to expand the reach of its fluid transfer systems products in the Asia-Pacific automotive market.

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LCY halts PP production; politicians resign following fatal blasts


August 11, 2014 4:45 pm ET

LCY Chemical Corp. has halted polypropylene production in the wake of propylene gas explosions that killed 30 in Taiwan on July 31.

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India's Astral expanding, signs action star as brand ambassador


August 8, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Indian plastic pipe maker Astral Poly Technik Ltd. is making significant investments in new capacity, including setting up its first plant in South India, as it expects that the country's new government will dramatically speed up home building...

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Taiwan explosions under investigation, chemical supply chain under pressure


August 7, 2014 2:01 pm ET

The deadly pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second largest city have put resin producers in the public spotlight and will likely cause pressure on the supply chain of plastics resins.

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India's Supreme to open pipe and packaging plant


August 7, 2014 10:32 am ET

One of India's largest plastics processors, Supreme Industries Ltd., plans to open a PVC pipe and packaging plant in West Bengal state in its current fiscal year, as part of an effort to boost capital spending by one-third to 200 crore rupee ($33.27 ...

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