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Lego wins another intellectual property case in China

Danish toymaker Lego A/S has won a major case against four companies for infringing "multiple copyrights" of its building sets under the Lepin brand in China.


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China XD eyes $289 million boost from Chinese bank

Compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. said it has tentatively lined up a 2 billion yuan ($289 million) capital infusion from China Construction Bank as it faces a slowing Chinese auto market and continued criticism from investors over a stalled privatization plan.


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New technology may separate ethylene from ethane more efficiently

Researchers in China and the United States are partnering to find unusual ways to cut the production cost for ethylene, the raw material for polyethylene.


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GW Plastics took a chance on LSR and has seen massive growth

When GW Plastics Inc. installed a molding machine equipped with a six-axis robot in a small clean room and dedicated it to medical product development in 2008, no one expected business for it right away -- or even months down the road.


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DuPont building engineering plastics plant in China

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) is investing more than $80 million (555.2 million Chinese yuan) to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China, to produce compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives.


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BASF, China's GAC unveil concept electric cars

German chemical company BASF SE and the research and development center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd. (GAC) have introduced three co-developed electric concept cars featuring BASF materials and solutions.


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Sinochem buys Spain’s Elix Polymers

Spanish engineering plastics specialist Elix Polymers SL says it is starting a new chapter in its 40-year history, with its acquisition by a Chinese owner.


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Report: Tariffs squeeze US resin exports to China

Trade tariffs between the U.S. and China will have a massive negative effect on U.S. polyolefins exports to China next year, but ultimately will help American plastics processors, according to a report from global consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.


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Businesses endorse plastics waste and pollution goals

More than 290 companies and groups, including some of the world's largest consumer goods makers and plastics packaging firms, signed on to a plan Oct. 29 from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to make their packaging much more environmentally friendly.


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Companies kick in $90 million to fight plastic pollution in Asia

Major consumer product makers and chemical companies, including Dow Chemical Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. are kicking in $90 million to fight plastics ocean pollution in Asia, and trying to demonstrate that such projects can be viable investments.


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