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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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Chem-Trend launches China R&D center, expanding production


August 6, 2014 11:25 am ET

Chem-Trend LP launched a new research and development center in China on July 14, aiming to steadily increase the share of new products in its total sales.

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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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