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Shanghai Sonner expanding, growing its US office


July 11, 2013 1:25 pm ET

Feeder manufacturer Shanghai Sonner Machinery Co. Ltd. will expand its Shanghai facilities and grow its U.S. office, said general manager Peng Pai. The changes are part of the company's long-term development strategy, he said in an interview at the recent Chinaplas show in Guangzhou.

Chemtura targeting China, fast-growth markets


June 13, 2013 11:57 am ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Chemtura Corp. executives provided an update on the firm’s latest investments, expansions and products at Chinaplas, to include the start-up of commercial production at an Arkansas plant of one of its newer flame retardants, Emerald Innovation 3000.

Asia-focused DSM highlights diverse applications


June 13, 2013 12:02 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Officials of DSM Engineering Plastics talked about their Asian investments and detailed several diverse materials applications during a media briefing in Guangzhou on May 20 at Chinaplas.

Songwon gears up for business in the U.S. and Middle East


June 11, 2013 12:26 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – South Korean plastics additives maker Songwon Industrial Group is continuing its relentless expansion in key global regions with the creation of two new entities in the Middle East, and the planned opening by April 2014 in Abu Dhabi of its next plant to make one-pack systems.

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DuPont's Diane Gulyas offers global polymer insights


June 10, 2013 12:14 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — The global head of DuPont Performance Polymers got her first taste of Chinaplas recently, and offered her thoughts on the fast-growing Asian market and on several other topics in a wide-ranging interview at her company's...

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Even as China lags, molders shift to high-end equipment


June 6, 2013 1:48 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — With signs that China's manufacturing industry contracted in May, you might have expected a lot of caution inside the halls of the Chinaplas show in Guangzhou.

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Euromap say substandard units slip in from China, seeks strict safety inspections


June 3, 2013 12:01 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — Europe's largest plastics and rubber machinery trade group, Euromap, is lobbying governments there to get tougher on imported machinery that the group says doesn't meet safety standards, expanding on an existing Italian...

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KraussMaffei assembling MX presses in China


May 28, 2013 5:05 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — German machinery company KraussMaffei Group GmbH began assembling MX-series injection molding machines at its plant in Haiyan, China, in the first quarter of this year, KM's China CEO Harald Schweitzer said in a news...

Chinaplas 2013 draws 114,000 visitors


May 27, 2013 10:03 am ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – The pace of growth may have slowed a bit, but the massive Chinaplas show just keeps rolling on. The four-day show's 114,000 attendees (excluding more than 40,000 exhibitor staff and media) represented an increase of nearly 4 percent over the 109,858 attendees from 140 countries that attended the April 2012 show in Shanghai.

Shale gas, integration driving Ascend’s nylon strategy


May 27, 2013 10:05 am ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – As part of a strategy to secure its position as the world’s only fully integrated maker of nylon 6/6 resins, Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials Inc. plans to start up a new, 30,000-metric-ton compounding extrusion line by June 1 at its Pensacola, Fla.

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