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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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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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Clariant marking system fights medical counterfeiting

Additive and color masterbatch group Clariant has launched the Plastiward system, which uses anti-counterfeiting marker additives for polymers in medical and pharmaceutical products.

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Kingfa to invest $60 million, add 150 jobs near Detroit

Kingfa Science and Technology (USA) Inc. plans to invest $60 million (412.5 million RMB) and create 150 jobs with an expansion of its Canton Township, Mich., manufacturing operations, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.

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Ikea targets EPS, and plastics industry fights back

The plastics industry in North America and Europe is fighting back against global furniture retailer and manufacturer Ikea's plans to phase out expanded polystyrene in its packaging.

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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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Chinese firm builds in CO2-based plastics capacity

Jilin Boda New Materials Co. Ltd. is investing 500 million yuan in two new materials projects, including 50,000 metric tons of annual capacity of CO2-based biodegradable plastics.

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PNChina’s top 10 stories of 2016

The 10 most read stories in 2016 on the English site of PNChina reflect our readers' interest in design, material innovation, sustainability, global M&A, as well as in-depth Q&As with industry executives.

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Bio-on to license bio-based resin to 'major multinational' customer

Italian bioplastics firm Bio-on srl has signed a licensing deal with a major customer.

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Sabic developing next-generation polypropylene

Materials maker Saudi Basic Industries Corp. will open a new polypropylene resin pilot plant in Europe next year, and is advancing in polymer foam as well.

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