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Sun Plastech, Plastics Color Corp. note major milestones at NPE


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Sun Plastech Inc. and Plastics Color Corp. — two well-known materials firms — are marking anniversaries at NPE 2015.

Indian compounder Welset expands in PVC, masterbatches


March 26, 2015 6:00 am ET

Indian compounder Welset Plast Extrusions Ltd. (Booth S20059) is spending 60 crore rupees ($975,000) to expand capacity in PVC materials for the medical market and general masterbatch compounds, to keep up with market growth.

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Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'


March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).

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JEC Group planning Brazil event


March 12, 2015 9:29 am ET

The composites trade show JEC Europe is changing its name to JEC World as part of an expanded focus which will also see it develop its first event in south America.

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Rösler opens second India plant


March 11, 2015 1:38 pm ET

German auxiliary equipment maker Rösler Group has opened its second factory in India, a joint venture in Pune with United Kingdom-based Acton Finishing Ltd.

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Hong Kong toymaker struggles to break through and build its own brand


March 9, 2015 3:55 pm ET

The bulk of toy makers at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Show are still focused on the mass-production market, but some ambitious toymakers eager to break out of the low-margin OEM rut are trying to build their own brands.

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Rotomolded toilet maker sees chance to help in sanitation crisis


March 6, 2015 1:03 pm ET

A 2013 United Nations study pointedly noted that more people worldwide have mobile phones than access to basic sanitation, but a South African rotational molding company wants to help change that.

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Huntsman closing four pigment plants


March 5, 2015 3:36 pm ET

Huntsman Corp. is closing four plants — three in the U.S. and one in Germany — that make pigments for plastics and other markets.

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India's plastic processing industry needs 3 million skilled workers by 2020


March 4, 2015 1:30 pm ET

A trained workforce is shaping up to be a major challenge for the Indian plastics industry, which needs 2 million to 3 million more staff by 2020 to keep up with demand, according to one Indian trade association.

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Wittmann, Illig among machinery firms boosting investments in India


February 27, 2015 1:34 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — Expected growth in the Indian plastics market is leading several global machinery firms to make investments there, including Austria’s Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH, which announced its second expansion there in two years,...

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