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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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Plastindia will stay in Gandhinagar


February 11, 2015 3:29 pm ET

The Plastindia trade show announced Feb. 11 that its next edition, in 2018, will remain in Gandhinagar, rather than relocate back to New Delhi, with organizers announcing it a success in its new venue.

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India's plastics industry asking for tariffs on finished goods


February 11, 2015 11:34 am ET

India's plastics industry is asking the government to raise import duties on a range of plastic products, arguing that it needs protection from manufactured goods from Southeast Asia and China, in particular.

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Recycler Parc targets multi-layer laminated films with new technology


February 9, 2015 1:52 pm ET

Romeoville, Ill.-based Parc Corp. is taking a new direction to help plastics manufacturers recycle what the company calls “the unrecyclable.”

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Plastic waste in Asia seen as potential threat to industry growth


February 9, 2015 3:40 pm ET

Plastics manufacturers in Asia risk seeing their growth slow unless more is done to control the increasing amount of plastics waste, particularly in packaging.

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Final Plainfield plant sold to Nissha


February 9, 2015 10:41 am ET

The final injection molding plant owned by Plainfield Precision Holdings has been sold to a Japanese buyer.

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