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Chinese firm to invest 26.7 billion yuan in Kazakhstan plastics complex

China has agreed to invest around 26.7 billion Chinese yuan ($4.2 billion) to construct a petrochemical and polyolefins complex in the Aktyubinsk region of the central Asian state of Kazakhstan.

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India sees good potential for growth in Mexico

Mexico and India are seeing growth in plastics trade between the two countries.

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Execs say new US tax law could boost machinery sales

Plastics machinery industry executives in the United States, including at some Chinese firms, say the U.S. government's new reform package could boost equipment sales this year.

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Lego to bring 'safe digital experiences' to China

Danish plastic toymaker the Lego Group and Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd have struck a partnership to bring "safe digital Lego experiences" to Chinese children.

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Toy makers STEAM ahead at Hong Kong fair

Hong Kong - Educational toys are growing in popularity, as parents seek a way to give children a leg-up in a highly competitive world. That push could be even more visible in China.

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Recycler Parc shuts down, blames Chinese import ban

Romeoville, Ill.-based recycler Parc Corp. USA is shutting down, blaming tough new Chinese import restrictions on plastic recycling scrap.

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Cracking the Chinese toy market

Like so much else here, the Chinese toy market is coming of age, but it already looks very different from the North American and European markets.

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ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on Shanghai Stock Exchange

China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) is moving forward with plans to list KraussMaffei Group GmbH on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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Pact buys two Reynolds companies in Asia

Plastic packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. is buying two Asian packaging companies from Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.

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Plastic Omnium unveils $2.9 billion investment plans

French plastic parts supplier Plastic Omnium SA has unveiled plans to invest 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in building new capacities and technology over the next four years. The plans include new factories in China and India.

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