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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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Indian masterbatch makers growing locally and thinking globally


February 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — India’s masterbatch makers are expanding their domestic capacity to meet growing demand, as some are also moving ahead on overseas expansion.

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India's Plastiblends invests $10 million in new masterbatch plant


February 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

Indian masterbatch maker Plastiblends India Ltd. is investing $10 million in a new factory in Gujarat, the company's third production facility, a top executive said in an interview at the Plastindia fair.

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JSW considering manufacturing in India


February 17, 2015 4:02 pm ET

Tokyo-based Japan Steel Works Ltd. is considering setting up an injection press manufacturing plant in India, a senior JSW executive said at Plastindia.

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India's Vectus wins equity investment


February 12, 2015 1:07 pm ET

Indian plastics processor Vectus Industries Ltd. is using $16.7 million in private equity investment to dramatically expand its manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand for water infrastructure like tanks and pipes.

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Polyketone returning to North America


February 12, 2015 1:20 pm ET

For the first time in 15 years, polyketone resin will be commercially available in North America.

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