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Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas


April 18, 2014 10:57 am ET

Materials firm Ascend Performance Materials Inc. is in full operation at its new nylon 6/6 compounding line in Florida and will break ground by the end of the year on a propylene monomer production unit in Texas.

Molex opens expanded tooling operation in China


January 27, 2014 2:57 pm ET

Molex Inc., a major producer of plastic components for the electronics market, has expanded its global tooling capabilities with the opening of a 200,000-square-foot facility at its Chengdu hi-tech development zone facility in China on Jan. 16.

Tekmart adding presses at Mexico plant


November 27, 2013 2:28 pm ET

Contract manufacturer Tekmart Integrated Manufacturing Services will add four new injection molding presses to the 32 it acquired in March when its parent firm bought a plant that used to make TV sets.

Taiwan's Mitac targets bioresins, carbon fiber molding


November 4, 2013 2:09 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Peter Chu and his 40-person team of materials researchers at Taiwanese molder Mitac Precision Technology Co. Ltd. have a challenge — find a competitive niche against much larger rivals in the electronics manufacturing industry like iPhone supplier Foxconn.

Jabil to keep Nypro name in medical market


October 30, 2013 3:33 pm ET

Jabil Circuit Inc. will keep the Nypro name in the health care space, citing the company’s experience and well-known brand.

Koch snags electronics connector maker Molex in $7.2B acquisition


September 13, 2013 6:45 pm ET

Industrial conglomerate Koch Industries Inc. has acquired Molex Inc. — a major producer of plastic components for the electronics market — in a deal valued at around $7.2 billion. The deal is being supported by the boards of both companies, as well as members of the Krehbiel family, which founded Molex in 1938 and controls almost one-...

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China's nylon demand, 2013


August 16, 2013 3:28 pm ET

Film converters adapt to changing smartphone market


June 11, 2013 12:19 pm ET

SHANGHAI — At the China International High Performance Film Manufacturing Technology Expo, protective film converters were talking about the current state of the smartphone market.

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