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A view into the future

Driving instructors may need to retire safety tips requiring drivers to check their sideview mirrors, if three concept cars are an example of what is to come.


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Lego to bring 'safe digital experiences' to China

Danish plastic toymaker the Lego Group and Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd have struck a partnership to bring "safe digital Lego experiences" to Chinese children.


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Toy makers STEAM ahead at Hong Kong fair

Hong Kong - Educational toys are growing in popularity, as parents seek a way to give children a leg-up in a highly competitive world. That push could be even more visible in China.


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Cracking the Chinese toy market

Like so much else here, the Chinese toy market is coming of age, but it already looks very different from the North American and European markets.


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ElringKlinger enters JV to bring more lithium-ion batteries to auto market

German auto parts maker ElringKlinger AG has a joint venture deal with the Chinese company Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co Ltd. (CITC) to develop and produce lithium-ion battery modules.


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Lego wins against look-alike toys in China

The Danish toymaker Lego A/S has won a case against certain Bela-branded Lego look-alike products in the China Shantou Intermediate People's Court.


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Toyoda Gosei stalks a new world of products

The parts that Toyota Group supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. is best known for -- plastic molding, sealing strips, brake hoses and plastic interior auto parts -- are hardly the high-tech stuff of future technology. But the Japanese giant says it will not be sidelined in the coming era of autonomous driving and electrification.


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Chinese cosmetics molder HCP looks for European investment to be 'game changing'

Shanghai-based cosmetics industry supplier HCP Packaging Group is looking for significant growth in Europe with the acquisition of plastics firms in Germany and France, a company executive said at the recent CosmoProf Asia show.


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Cosmopack offers look at molding in the Instagram age

Let's talk about beauty bloggers, shall we? It may seem a strange topic for the plastics supply chain, but bloggers, those social media arbiters of taste, were on the minds of many manufacturers at the recent Cosmopack show in Hong Kong.


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P&G says Imflux has created new way to mold

After four years of secrecy, U.S. consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is pulling back the veil on its Imflux process -- an injection molding technology that uses low, constant pressure to fill the mold, controlled by software and pressure sensors in the mold and the nozzle.


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