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Clariant keeps China as core

Muttenz, Switzerland-based speciality chemicals behemoth Clariant International Ltd. makes no secret of moving China from the periphery to the heart of its global growth plans.


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Tech-Long, Unique unveil new partnership

Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., one of the world's largest suppliers of PET stretch blow molding machines and beverage packaging lines, is partnering with another Chinese company, Unique Injection Molding Systems, for joint efforts in the Americas and much of Europe.


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Industry worried about 'unintended consequences' of trade war

Call it collateral damage from a trade war with China: Saudi Basic Industries Inc. says steep tariffs proposed on U.S. polycarbonate exports to China could cause the company to shift some production out of the United States.


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VDMA says China most important overall market

The German plastics and rubber machinery industry has posted a record year with a 5 percent year-on-year growth in sales in 2017, and looks set for another strong performance this year.


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Tariff talk dominates Chinaplas discussions

With trade tensions rising between the U.S. and China -- and the possibility of each country slapping sizable tariffs on large parts of their trade in plastics -- there was, as you might expect, a lot of concern on the floor of Chinaplas.


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Plastic Trim investing $16.1 million in Michigan, creating 210 jobs

Plastic Trim International Inc., a subsidiary of China-based auto parts maker Minth Group Ltd., is investing $16.1 million in the expansion of its Baldwin Township, Mich., manufacturing plant.


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Plastindia International University to open this year

The long-awaited Plastindia International University, an effort to boost education and training for India's plastics industry, plans to open with short-term courses this year and be fully operational in 2019, according to one of its leaders.


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EU plastics groups call for stronger legislative base for plastics strategy

The European Commission's ambitious 'plastics strategy' for more environmentally friendly use of plastics should be enshrined in hard law, with sector-wide targets, industry associations are saying.


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Plastindia 2021 moves back to New Delhi

The Plastindia trade show, India's largest plastics fair, is moving out of Gujarat and returning to New Delhi for its next edition in 2021, according to the head of the Plastindia Foundation, which organizes the event.


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Shareholder pressure grows on China XD over privatization offer

Nasdaq-listed China XD Plastics Co. Ltd., one of the country's main suppliers of automotive engineering polymer compounds, is coming under increasing pressure from some of its U.S. shareholders who question the fairness of plans to privatize the company.


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