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Engel event focuses on Asia's auto industry

Austrian injection molding giant Engel Holding GmbH, one of the world's largest makers of plastics equipment, put a focus on the auto industry in Asia with its "trend scout" event in Shanghai.


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Yanfeng pushes ahead on Industry 4.0

Chinese-U.S. joint venture Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has put some serious work in to building Industry 4.0 capabilities over the last two years.


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Global machinery firms cautious on 2018

Some of the world's largest plastic equipment companies are predicting that 2018 will be a year of more cautious growth, but growth nonetheless.


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Machinery makers see crucial role in circular economy

Europe's plastics machinery makers see themselves as playing a crucial role in helping reach the continent's circular economy ambitions.


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At Taipei Plas, guarded reactions to China-US trade war

On the floor at the recent Taipei Plas trade show, the mood regarding the US-China trade war was definitely mixed.


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Straw bans stir new business as firms leap to PLA replacement

The global movement to ban petroleum-based plastic straws has hit Taiwan's plastics machinery sector.


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Taiwan’s PIDC focuses on practical innovation

You get the feeling that Thomas Edison - he of 1,093 patents and witticisms linking genius and perspiration -- would like Taiwan's Plastics Industry Development Center.


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China's Star Rapid sees future in Industry 4.0

There's data. There's automation. And then there's intelligent manufacturing. And woe unto the management team that confuses them, says new CEO David Hunter at China's Star Rapid Ltd.


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Haitian reports solid results but sees choppier waters

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding equipment, saw sales jump a healthy 16.7 percent to 5.877 billion yuan ($858.2 million) in the first half of the year but warned of risks from global economic uncertainty and the U.S.-China trade conflict.


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Global equipment makers eye Taiwanese market

Some of the world's largest global brands in plastics equipment are aggressively targeting the small but muscular Taiwanese market.


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