Dow to leverage global abilities, local knowledge to help packaging firms

May 14, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Located in the Shanghai Dow Center, Dow Chemical Co.'s Pack Studios Shanghai will help Asia Pacific customers bring new packaging applications to market faster.


Specialty film demand driving Brückner business

May 14, 2014 4:07 pm ET

Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KB sees a slowdown in demand in China for commodity film production machinery, but it's not concerned.


Engel reveals more details about Wintec expansion, growth plans for Asia

May 13, 2014 12:53 pm ET

Wintec is the secret weapon for Engel Holding GmbH to boost its market share in Asia — where it now sits below the global average for the world's largest injection molding machine maker.


Arburg touts 'made in Germany' to Chinese buyers, setting it apart from rivals

May 13, 2014 12:46 pm ET

The only major Western injection press maker without production outside of its home country, Arburg GmbH + Co. KG does not hesitate to stress that all of its machines are exclusively produced at its parent factory in Lossburg.


Solvay announces new products, expansion plans for Asia

May 13, 2014 12:37 pm ET

Solvay SA introduced its latest products that can help fight against pollution emissions by improving powertrain efficiency, increase lightweight performance, and optimize vehicle electrification during Chinaplas 2014.


A. Schulman targets major growth in Asia

May 13, 2014 12:34 pm ET

U.S.-based materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has ambitious targets for its Asia business, including actively considering acquisitions and additional manufacturing and research capability, company executives said at the recent Chinaplas trade fair.


Bounty of opportunities dot China's business landscape

May 9, 2014 11:56 am ET

SHANGHAI — Call it China culture shock.


Chinese domestic consumers are key

May 9, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Ten years ago in Shanghai, Plastics News covered the Chinaplas show for the first time. Back then, Milacron had just manufactured its first injection press in China, GE Plastics was still GE Plastics, a dollar exchanged for 8 yuan RMB and Shanghai's ...


Despite slower growth, machinery investments in China push on

May 7, 2014 3:05 pm ET

China's domestic plastics machinery industry may be seeing slower growth, but judging from t Chinaplas, that hasn't dented the global machinery industry's investment plans.


Styrolution wants bigger share of China market

May 7, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Roberto Gualdoni, CEO of Styrolution GmbH, believes it's just a matter of time until the German styrenics maker establishes its own production in China.

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