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Chem-Trend plans international expansion


October 2, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Chem-Trend LP has outlined several more expansion projects for its mold release agents, process aids and specialty lubricants.

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Integrated plastic/metal injection molding helps cars trim weight


October 2, 2014 11:17 am ET

Although it consumes a scant 9 percent of European plastics production, the auto industry is driving plastics research in the region, said Mathias Weber, head of the injection molding department at the Institute of Plastics Processing at Germany's...

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Blow molding machinery maker opens first plant in Taiwan


October 1, 2014 1:27 pm ET

Taiwanese equipment maker Kin Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has opened a 2,000-square-meter, 25-employee factory in Taichung, Taiwan, with an eye to conquering new markets.

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Amcor planning more growth in Asia


September 30, 2014 10:24 am ET

Flexible packaging firm Amcor Ltd. is rapidly expanding its presence in the Asian market. The company's top official in the region said it will soon announce plans for a new plant.

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Uflex to build large flexible packaging plant in western India


September 30, 2014 10:01 am ET

Flexible packaging company Uflex Ltd. is planning a major new plant in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

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Malaysia's Scientex investing in PE, BOPP film capacity


September 30, 2014 9:51 am ET

Flexible packaging manufacturer Scientex Bhd, based in Malaysia, is planning investment of 300 million Malaysia ringgits ($91.4 million) over three years to expand its polyethylene and biaxially oriented polypropylene film production capacity, as...

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Audacious vandal stuns Taipei Plas


September 29, 2014 4:59 pm ET

Melodrama erupted at the traditionally tranquil Taipei Plas trade show on Sept. 28 when a mysterious intruder flung red paint at the Baumüller Automation Equipment Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. booth.

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Germans, Chinese question Plastindia move to Gujarat


September 29, 2014 4:39 pm ET

Two major international partners of the Plastindia trade show have raised serious concerns about the show organizer's decision to move it to another region of India less than five months before the event.

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Shini pushes into western China


September 29, 2014 4:28 pm ET

Despite intellectual-property brigands, Taiwan's Shini Plastics Technologies Inc. is zestfully pursuing the enormous Chinese market for plastics auxiliary equipment.

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Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base


September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.

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