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Tooling analyst sees growth in Asia, opportunities in Midwest


August 5, 2014 11:34 am ET

Asia's mold industry continues to grow despite some reshoring, suggesting a shift in the types of tools sourced from the region.

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New materials provide benefits beyond lighter weight, auto execs say


August 5, 2014 11:06 am ET

Lightweight vehicle materials are delivering significant side benefits to automakers striving to improve fuel economy.

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Haitian reopens Vietnam plant closed after riots


August 4, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Chinese injection press maker Haitian International Holdings said Aug. 1 it has restarted its Vietnam assembly plant. The company had shut down operations there in mid-May in the wake of rioting in Vietnam that damaged hundreds of foreign-owned...

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Formosa to be compensated for Vietnam riot


July 28, 2014 1:44 pm ET

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group will receive $2.39 million from the Vietnamese government and insurance companies for damages suffered during the anti-China protests there in May, according to news reports.

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Acquisition expands Rieke Packaging's stake in Asia


July 28, 2014 4:39 pm ET

Diversified rigid packaging components producer Rieke Packaging Systems now has a bigger footprint in Asia.

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Better tariff strategy needed in India


July 22, 2014 12:39 pm ET

What's the best way for an emerging economy to strengthen an under-developed plastics industry? Protective tariffs around key sectors, or open the gates to global competition? India's plastics industry seems determined to try the first approach.

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Super typhoon ravages South China


July 21, 2014 3:58 pm ET

Super Typhoon Rammasun, the most powerful typhoon that has landed in China in four decades, has left parts of South China devastated, and the local residents and businesses are still struggling.

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Finding the picture-perfect use of scrap PS


July 17, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Shanghai Intco Industries Co. Ltd. was established 20 years ago in the United States as a trading company, but now based in China, the firm claims to be one of the world's largest recyclers of polystyrene waste.

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Samsung suspends China molder accused in child labor investigation


July 16, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned molder in China in the midst of child labor allegations.

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Pact Group bringing forward new packaging, looking at acquisitions


July 15, 2014 11:07 am ET

Australian packaging company Pact Group Ltd.'s high density polyethylene milk bottle design is on its way to amassing a trophy cabinet full of awards.

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