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China’s plastics sector remains a driver of global industry

Guangzhou, China -- For all the challenges in China's manufacturing sector, from slowing global growth hurting exports to rising production costs within the country, it remains the world's largest market for plastics and a significant driver for industry growth.

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China's Siasun brings plastics to robot manufacturing

Guangzhou, China -- China's largest robot maker, Siasun Co. Ltd., is turning to plastics to make a lighter and more versatile version of a collaborative robot, known as a cobot.

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In China, KraussMaffei pushes open the door

Guangzhou, China -- China National Chemical Corp.'s acquisition of Germany's KraussMaffei Group last year will open up business prospects with China's huge state-owned enterprises, said Xiaojun Cui, CEO of KraussMaffei Group China.

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Cosmos, in bid to regain footing, says sales up sharply in 2017

Guangzhou, China -- After a few rocky years, injection molding machine maker and plastics processor Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Ltd. is reporting strong sales growth in the first four months of 2017.

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Letter: Injection press business not impacted by Toshiba Corp. financial issues

Injection molding machinery company Toshiba Machine Co. Ltd. says it will not be impacted by financial problems at Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp.


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SPE's next president not shying away from international growth

As the U.S.-based Society of Plastics Engineers looks to refocus itself on North America, the incoming president, Raed Alzubi of Saudi Arabia, wants to also make sure the organization does not shy away from internationalization.

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Industry vet Franz gazes on plastics’ ‘vast’ future

As part of a special report on the 75th anniversary of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics News asked a number of executives for their thoughts on what the industry will look like in 25 years. In his 45 years in the plastics machinery industry, the globe-trotting Helmar Franz has been an executive on three continents

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Robots on the march in China’s plastics industry

Robotization is gaining steam in China's plastics industry, driven both by companies seeking refuge from rising costs, and, increasingly, by demands for more efficiency and quality control in their manufacturing.

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Canton Fair shows Chinese industry upgrading

The massive China Import and Export Fair - informally known as the Canton Fair --traditionally caters more to budget-conscious buyers from places like Southeast Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Yet even here, amid the pressure of closing deals at the three-week long event, plastics companies were focused on upgrading technology and looking for new ways to be competitive.


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Haitian reports 2016 sales up 10 percent

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding machines, marked the first day of spring by reporting 2016 sales springing up 10.4 percent to a record 8.10 billion yuan ($1.18 billion).

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