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China XD privatization plan criticized

Some stock analysts and investors are sharply criticizing the privatization plans of automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd., saying it undervalues the company.


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China's recycling crackdown gets high profile; impact still unclear

National Sword 2017, the name for China's latest effort to crackdown on problem imports of recycled plastics, won't be an issue for those who play by the rules, says one recycler close to the action.


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China's BanBao to begin selling sustainable toy blocks this year

Chinese toy company BanBao plans to beat Lego A/S in the introduction of sustainable plastic children's building blocks.


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Indian industry sees opportunities for plastics in infrastructure push

A spending push for $375 billion to improve India's infrastructure over the next three years is creating opportunities for the plastics industry, but polymer processors need to pay attention to minimizing their environmental impact.


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HP says 3D printing is moving from niche to production

Computer and printer maker HP Inc. is getting into the additive manufacturing industry and believes the new technology could disrupt traditional plastics processes like injection molding.


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BASF building additives plant in Shanghai

BASF SE is building a new plastic additives plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China, as part of its $217 million (1.5 billion RMB) global investment in its plastics additives business.


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Brazil's plastics industry to start recovering in 2017

Brazil's plastics production is expected to slightly increase in 2017 as the economy slowly recovers from a recession that smothered domestic consumption for the past two years, according to projections from the country's trade associations and industry experts.


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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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