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Feeling undervalued, China XD Plastics eyes leaving Nasdaq

The chairman of China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. and an affiliate of private equity firm Morgan Stanley are making a bid to take the large automotive plastics compounder private and delist it from the Nasdaq Stock Market.

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US plastics industry urges caution on renegotiating NAFTA

Washington -- On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement "one of the worst things to happen to manufacturing in the United States." Since the election, his top aides have suggested renegotiating it will be an early priority.

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Teijin expands in medical implantables

Teijin Ltd. said Jan. 24 that it acquired a controlling interest in a small company making bioresorbable medical implants.

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China starts new crackdown on plastics scrap imports

The Chinese government plans to launch a new crackdown on imports of plastics scrap as part of a larger campaign against illegal smuggling of "foreign waste" and other products, according to recycling trade associations and Chinese media.

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Changes for Plastics News China

With the start of 2017, we're making some changes in our China coverage at Plastics News.

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Study: Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. auto jobs, help auto supply chains in China, India

President Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and pursue more protectionist trade policies likely would have a negative effect on the U.S. auto industry, a new study found.

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Report: US plastics industry seeing growth in employment, plant expansions

A new report from the Plastics Industry Association offers a generally positive economic outlook for the industry, noting that employment is growing after some steep declines, and that shale gas-related investments should help plastics fare better than other manufacturing sectors.

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Zotefoams buys out Chinese joint venture partner

Specialist polymer foam producer Zotefoams plc has acquired full ownership of its Chinese joint venture, Kunshan Zotek King Lai (KZKL), from King Lai Group. No financial terms have been announced.

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Yanfeng rings up its first production for CHyM lightweight interior parts

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors now has its CHyM -- which it pronounces as "chime" -- process in production, making door panels on the Cadenza, made in South Korea by Kia Motor Corp.

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As retailing changes, packaging designers must adapt

Global packaging and supply chain management company Havi expects to see new packaging options as more and more business moves from traditional retailers to electronic commerce.

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